There are more than 500,000 people in the UK living with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis - lifelong conditions for which there is no known cure. Every year, 25,000 people find out they have one of the conditions. However, more than a quarter wait over a year for a diagnosis.
Crohn’s & Colitis UK is the leading charity for people with inflammatory bowel disease. Some people find it difficult or even embarrassing to think about their bowels, let alone talk about them. They ignore what’s going on and delay that important diagnosis. Crohn’s & Colitis UK is running a crucial campaign for early diagnosis, called Cut The Crap. The charity wants people to use its symptom checker and is also raising awareness via various adverts. The earlier people are diagnosed, the better.
Every donation will help Crohn’s & Colitis UK reach even more people. Your help will increase the charity’s impact:
- 1.7 million people have visited Crohn’s and Colitis UK’s online information resources in the past 12 months
- More than 125,000 people have completed the charity’s symptom checkers, which launched earlier this year
- More than 7,800 people have contacted the charity’s helpline team via email, phone, live chat and social media since the start of 2023