Message from Crohn’s and Colitis UK

Crohn’s and Colitis UK is thrilled to have been nominated by Davidsons Chemists, and voted by the public, to be their charity of the year for 2018. We can’t wait to work together for the benefit of the more than 26,000 people across Scotland with Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, as well as their friends and families.

David Barker, Crohn’s and Colitis UK’s Chief Executive said, “We are so grateful to Davidsons Chemists for the nomination and to our supporters for voting for us to win. This is a fantastic opportunity to help raise funds and vital awareness of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis across Scotland.”

Crohn’s and Colitis UK has ambitious plans to support everyone affected by Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis in the UK. One in 210 people has been diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) so it is likely that you know someone who is affected by these chronic conditions.

We work with patients, and families of those living with IBD, to help them achieve a better quality of life by providing practical help that enables people to manage their conditions, developing high quality patient information, campaigning for better healthcare, and funding ground-breaking medical research to increase knowledge of the causes and the best treatments for Crohn’s and Colitis.

This partnership with Davidsons Chemists will help us to deliver the greatest impact for everyone affected by Crohn’s and Colitis. Together, we will works towards our vision of improved lives today, a world free from Crohn’s and Colitis tomorrow.

Message from Davidsons

At Davidsons, we are absolutely ecstatic that another fantastic charity has won our public vote to become our Charity of the Year 2018. Crohn’s and Colitis UK an invaluable charity as they take the lead in the battle against Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Not only do they support people who have Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) they also support their families and friends by breaking taboos, supporting and bringing people together, pioneering research, campaigning to improve lives in hope of building a brighter future.

Our staff are looking forward to getting stuck into fundraising for our Charity of the Year 2018 throughout the whole year as we did last year for Charity of the Year 2017 – Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS). We will have collection cans on the counters of our branches. We will also host various exciting fundraising events and collections which we will keep you up to date with via our social media.

We are going to set an initial fundraising target of £5000 to begin with but we are hoping to raise this over the course of the year!