This year for Coeliac UK Awareness Week, we’re once again shining a light on coeliac disease from 9-15 May. Join in and #ShineALightOnCoeliac to raise the vital funds we need to raise awareness and support our gluten free community!
1 in 100 people in the UK have coeliac disease, but only 36% are diagnosed. We need to find the estimated 500,000 people suffering with unexplained symptoms and help them to get on the road to recovery. To raise awareness of the 1 in 100, you can help by joining our challenge and contribute towards our target of £100,000 – crucial funds that can change lives.
£10 helps us to get more people diagnosed quickly by running our ‘Is It coeliac disease?’ symptom checker for a day
£26 keeps one more healthcare professional up-to-date with training and research
£54 keeps our essential website information free of charge for one day
£100 keeps our Helpline open for an hour
Getting involved couldn’t be easier. Just decide on a challenge you’ll enjoy that follows the 100 theme, set up a fundraising page and get started! You can make it as easy or difficult as you like, here are some ideas:
• Do something physical – run, skip, hula hoop or hop for 100 minutes during Awareness Week. Or if you want more of a challenge, why not do 100 press ups, sit ups or squats every day for the week?
• Do something creative – bake 100 gluten free sparkly biscuits; have a family painting competition themed around ‘100’; or get together with friends and family to knit 100 squares – it’s up to you!
You can get involved for just £3, and for this you’ll receive loads of online information and resources to print off at home or use on your social media to help drive awareness.
Or for £10, you’ll get all the online resources, and a banner, bunting, balloons and a special event t-shirt and light-up wristband.
However you choose to join in, you’ll also get support from our Fundraising team to help make sure your event shines.
We can’t wait to welcome you to Team Coeliac UK!
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