Raise money for vital Crohn’s research
We need more money each year to continue our work funding research projects and raising awareness of Crohn’s Disease.
With your help we can do it!
There are loads of ways you can help us fundraise, let us know how you can help by contacting [email protected].
Your contribution will never be forgotten and no matter how small, every amount raised will make a massive difference.
We can offer leaflets, posters, collection pots and running vests to help you with your fundraising, just drop us an email to [email protected].
Information sheet to use at your event.
You can download a forCrohns sponsorship form enabling us to claim Gift Aid on your fundraising here: Download Gift Aid Sponsorship Form
Here are just some of our fantastic fundraisers from recent years and if you’d like to feature here please email us your photos to [email protected]
Tom Fawcett entered our London Marathon 2012 prize draw at the 2011 10kforCrohns. He won a place to run the 26.2 mile course and raised a fantastic £3000 for the charity. Tom’s wife, Zoë (also one of our committee members), was diagnosed with Crohn’s 7 years ago.
“It was absolutely amazing to run the London Marathon for forCrohns. It was a fantastic experience that meant so much because Zoë, my wife, has the disease and the charity does such a good job at raising awareness, supporting Crohns sufferers and fundraising research. It also gave all our friends and family a reason to donate to a cause that we feel very strongly about.”
Zoë Elliott-Fawcett was diagnosed with Crohn’s in 2006 when she was 29. At the time she was hospitalised and then bedridden for 6 months. Zoë is one of our fantastic forCrohns committee members and ran her first 10k in 2012 and plans to run the Bacchus half-marathon in Kent on 9th September 2013.
“When I was first diagnosed I was in so much pain I couldn’t even walk and had to be carried from my bed to the sofa every day. At the time my consultant told me of one his patients who had just completed a half-marathon and it was so inspirational to hear that it was possible to have Crohn’s yet still lead an active and healthy life. That image really helped me as I struggled to get my Crohn’s under control and now it’s my turn to run!”
Daisy May Curtis will be running her first half-marathon for forCrohns on 9th September later this year. Daisy’s brother Justin was diagnosed with Crohn’s when he was 19 and he is now 32 and has a 6 year old daughter. Unfortunately Justin has spent the past 11 months in hospital but this has propelled Daisy to take to the streets to start training for her 13.1 mile run.
“Raising money for the charity would mean a lot to me and my family and in particular my exceptionally brave brother Justin. I think Crohn's sufferers need as much support and help to raise awareness as possible. I haven't ever run anything like this before!”
James Steed and Bethan Kelly decided to trek the Inca Trail for us in April 2013. They trekked for 8 hours a day for 7 days to Machu Pichu high up in the Peruvian mountains. James’s girlfriend Beth was diagnosed with Crohn’s at the end of university in June 2012 and her experience has inspired them both to undertake this amazing challenge in order to raise money for us. They raised a staggering £1000!
“It was a pleasure to raise money for the charity and hope we have made a small difference! Fortunately Beth has reacted well to her medication since the initial diagnosis but we realise many people aren't as lucky and struggle with the disease. We saw the trek as an opportunity to raise awareness about Crohn's and try and raise more money into finding a cure for the disease. The trek was unbelievable. It was a difficult 4 days but so rewarding. It was so worth it for the views and then when we actually arrived into Machu Picchu it was such a good feeling, everyone was riding on a high.”
Huge thanks to Ali Pickin, who raised over £1,600 by bravely shaving off all of her shoulder-length hair in public, at a shopping mall in Bristol.
Ali was first diagnosed with Crohn’s 10 years ago and really wanted to raise awareness as “so many people have never heard of it let alone understand how much us sufferers need a cure for this painful, stressful, embarrassing disease”.
Congratulations to Darran Climmance on completing the 2014 London Marathon, and raising over £1,300 in doing so. Darran was first diagnosed with Crohn’s at the age of 21, and has overcome major surgery to now run marathons.
He hopes that ‘in the not-too-distant future’ new treatments can be found to control or stop Crohn’s, so that sufferers live without constant worry and avoid periods of illness, hospitalisation or surgery.
Well done Izzy Hardy for running the 2014 London Marathon, raising nearly £2,000. Izzy’s Grandma suffered from Crohn’s Disease, so she decided to run for forCrohns as the cause is ‘close to her heart’.
She hope’s that her efforts will help us to find a cure for Crohn’s, in future, and make people in the UK more aware of the disease and its symptoms.
Adam Lemon ran Tough Mudder in April 2015 and raised £1300 for us
Liz Daly ran 72 miles in 72 hours for us in March 2015 and raised £1300
Vicky raised £342 in Worcester half marathon in March 2015
Phil and Jonathan Peters who raised £2k for us doing the North London Half Marathon in March 2015