Thursday, 25 August 2016

Will you join #IBDSuperHeroes in the 'Give up a treat for a month fundraiser'?

You don’t need to be physically fit to raise some funds for a very deserving cause – you can simply… give up a treat for a month!!


Starting on October 1st, we’re raising money for Cure Crohn’s and Colitis by asking people to sponsor us for giving up one of our treats for a whole month and we are inviting you to do the same! We will also be donating the money we’ve saved by not having this treat! Join the Facebook event here!

Instructions on how to make a Just Giving page to get sponsored


Instructions on how to join the #IBDSuperHeroes Just Giving team page so you're total gets added to our grand total 



100% of donations received by Cure Crohn's and Colitis, are invested in to medical research as ALL staff are voluntary!

So, what will you be giving up?!!

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Your IBD Stories - Daniel Williamson


Name:
Daniel Williamson


What year were you diagnosed and with which form of IBD?
I was Diagnosed in May 2013, at first they said I had Crohn's but Biopsies later confirmed Ulcerative Colitis 

Have you identified anything that triggers you, and if so what?
Main trigger is stress and anxiety, also any kind of bug like a cold makes me flare up


Highlight an invisible symptom of Inflammatory Bowel Disease which you feel affects you:
The main symptoms are the extreme fatigue and the constant sore/stiff joints which seem to get worse as time goes on, The constant feel as though you are being poked with a knife in the side/sides is also something no one on the outside seems to understand and that may also be due to the false 'i'm ok' response I give people.


Name one thing you feel like you’ve learnt or gained since having Inflammatory Bowel Disease: I have learn't that there are so many truly inspirational people out there especially in our group who keep us smiling each day and always offer an ear to listen so thank you. 

What makes you an #IBDSuperHero? 
My son already thinks I am a superhero before the group started because of my time in the Army and he loves looking at my Afghanistan medal and Armed forces veterans Badge :) To me it is my little boy Leon and my daughter Eleanor that keeps me strong in times of need and motivate me to keep going and remembering to breath each morning when I wake up.   


Thursday, 18 August 2016

#IBDSuperHeroes raise a fantastic £7,000 for IBD research in just 7 months

The #IBDSuperHeroes are really proud to have a raised a staggering £7,000 in just 7 months, and what's even more important to remember is that every single one of those 7,000 pounds is invested in to medical research via Cure Crohn's and Colitis​!


#IBDSuperHeroes – fundraising to find a CURE for Crohn’s and Colitis.
Money raised by #IBDSuperHeroes is solely invested in to finding a cure for Inflammatory Bowel Disease. That is 100% of your donations to medical research!
You can donate via our JustGiving here
OR
You can donate by text using;

Cure Crohn’s and Colitis: CCSH90 £3 to 70070

Monday, 15 August 2016

‪#‎IBDSuperHeroes reveal their upcoming ‪fundraising activities!

After 3 months of submitting your ideas, then casting your votes on our poll, we can finally announce the 3 winning activities for #IBDSuperHeroes fundraising! 

~ DRUMROLL ~

Sponsored treat sacrifice



Superhero Charity Car Wash



Superhero Walkathon



If you would like to help arrange any of these in your area or would just like to take part, head over to the group and put your name down! 

If you're already a member of the group you can find the direct sign up post for each activity here:




All money donated will go directly to Cure Crohn's and Colitis is invested in to medical research.

Monday, 8 August 2016

The grand total raised at the Leeds #IBDSuperHeroes #fundraising event is....

*drumroll*

£611.18!!



Massive thank you to all that helped raise this fantastic amount on the day!!


#IBDSuperHeroes – fundraising to find a CURE for Crohn’s and Colitis.
Money raised by #IBDSuperHeroes is solely invested in to finding a cure for Inflammatory Bowel Disease. That is 100% of your donations to medical research!
You can donate via our JustGiving here
OR
You can donate by text using;
Cure Crohn’s and Colitis: CCSH90 £3 to 70070

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Leeds #IBDSuperheroes fundraising event!


We would love you to join us in Leeds for another one of our fundraising events, this Saturday!

Full details can be found via our Facebook event here

Hope to see you there!