Every month we work to raise money and awareness for a different local or national charity (chosen by staff) and our latest charity of the month was Crohn’s and Colitis UK.
Crohn’s and Colitis UK is the country’s leading charity working in the battle against Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, along with other forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Initially set up as the National Association for Colitis and Crohn’s Disease in 1979 by Robert and Patricia Annetts, whose daughter was diagnosed with the condition, the charity is now 35,000 members strong with 50 local networks across the UK.
The various forms of IBD – of which Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis are the most common – affect more than 300,000 people in the UK, with many thought to go undiagnosed thanks to a lack of information.
On receiving our donation, Crohn’s and Colitis UK said;
‘Crohn’s and Colitis UK is so grateful for the support of companies like TorFX. 96% of the public are not aware of Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis, which means that thousands of people are often suffering in silence and dealing with symptoms alone. Companies like TorFX help us to raise vital awareness as well as funds, to support our growing programme of activity to support patients and their families through our helpline services, grants scheme, campaign activities, patient information and investment in research to ultimately find a cure.’
Over the course of the month our staff raised £250 through weekly dress down donations to help Crohn’s and Colitis UK continue their vital support for all those affected by IBD.
If you want to find out more about Crohn’s and Colitis UK and how to get involved with further fundraising then be sure to take a look at their website and lend your support to this worthy cause.
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