I Did the Colour Rush to Raise Money for Thyroid UK

On Sunday just gone, I completed The Colour Rush course in aid of Thyroid UK

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One Month to Go Until The Colour Rush for Thyroid UK

The countdown is on! One month yesterday, I will have done the Colour Rush 5k course, with a group of friends, in order to raise money for Thyroid UK.

I’m a little nervous about it as my health is very up and down at the minute, but I will complete it.  Continue reading “One Month to Go Until The Colour Rush for Thyroid UK”

Fundraising 2017 – Some Goodies From Thyroid UK

A few weeks ago, I explained how I’d decided to fundraise for Thyroid UK again this summer. Last July, I completed The Color Run and raised £437.50 including gift aid. This year, I’ve set a modest target of £100 and am being joined by four team mates, for The Fun Colour Rush, which looks very similar to The Color Run, but has a cheaper entry fee as well as being much closer to where we live.

After letting Thyroid UK know, who were very thankful and appreciative for it, they offered to send us some free Thyroid UK vests to wear over our official Colour Rush T Shirts, as well as some temporary tattoos, wristbands and trolley keys, which was really kind of them.

We’re going to look so geared-up when we hit that start line!

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The Colour Rush will be a real challenge for most of the team, due to various health conditions, but we’ll be supporting each other round the 5k course, which sees participants showered in a different coloured powder at each 1k, meaning they finish looking like a rainbow with big grins on their faces!

You can sponsor me and my team here – https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/teamfabulousforthyroiduk#.WLa64TlvZjE.facebook

Thank you 🙂

I have used BT MyDonate over JustGiving, as they give the charities a lot more of the money raised. JustGiving take a big chunk of what’s donated.

My Fundraising For Thyroid UK 2017

I have decided to raise money for Thyroid UK again this year, a charity who aim to raise awareness of thyroid conditions and promote better diagnosis and treatment.

It is estimated that 200 million people in the world have some form of thyroid disease, including 1 in 20 people in the UK. As many as 60% are undiagnosed, and of those diagnosed, a lot are not adequately treated!

As thyroid patients, we know better than anyone what this condition does to its host, but by supporting charities such as Thyroid UK, we can fight to create change in how we’re perceived, how we’re treated and our quality of life.

The Colour Rush will be a real challenge for most of the team, due to various health conditions, but we’ll be supporting each other round the 5k course, which sees participants showered in a different coloured powder at each 1k, meaning they finish looking like a rainbow with big grins on their faces!

You can sponsor me and my team here – https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/teamfabulousforthyroiduk#.WLa64TlvZjE.facebook

Thank you 🙂

I would love to reach £100 as my target.

I have used BT MyDonate over JustGiving, as they give the charities a lot more of the money raised. JustGiving take a big chunk of what’s donated.

List of Thyroid (and related) events

The below dates and events are listed here for ease, so that we have all the relevant events to hand, in which we can raise awareness of thyroid disease and various related topics.


Thyroid Disease Awareness Month
– Is always held in January

(National) Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month
– Is always held in March. It’s often referred to as ‘National Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month’, focusing on the US, but I believe we should make it an international event, so I refer to it as simply Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month.

International Thyroid Awareness Week
– It was from the 23rd May – 29th May in 2016
and should be similar dates in future years.

World Thyroid Day is always on the 25th May

Thyroid cancer awareness month
– Is always held in September

Invisible Illness Awareness Week
– It was from the 26th September – 2nd October in 2016
and should be similar in future years.

Thyroid UK‘s Thyroid Awareness Week.
– The charity Thyroid UK celebrate Thyroid Awareness Week in October
– It was from the 15th-21st October in 2016 and should be similar dates in future years.


If you believe I’ve missed any relevant awareness weeks/months/days etc. then please do let me know. 

I Filled My Thyroid UK Collection Box!

A bit of a cheerier post among all of my moany ones lately.

You might remember that I got a Thyroid UK collection box to keep in the house, for any change I or my partner have, any change off visitors or found down the sofa.. etc.

Well, it was feeling pretty heavy so I emptied and counted it. There was £9.43 in there, which isn’t bad. 🙂 I paid it in via PayPal to Thyroid UK who were very happy for the donation, and of course stated GiftAid!

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They’ve said it’s OK for me to keep the box and rinse and repeat the process.

Thyroid UK do a great job. Can you find space for a collection box at home, work or in your local shop? Collection boxes not only help to raise vital funds, they also create awareness of Thyroid UK’s important work.

http://www.thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/donate/collection-box.html

What Can We Do to Change How Hypothyroidism Is Perceived?

What Can We Do to Change How Hypothyroidism Is Perceived? 

Isn’t that a question. I’ve made it no secret that as hypothyroid patients, we often feel put down, not listened to and belittled. So what should we do to change that? Continue reading “What Can We Do to Change How Hypothyroidism Is Perceived?”

Completing The Color Run to Raise Money for Thyroid UK

Yesterday, I completed The Color Run in Manchester for Thyroid UK

Here’s me and my other two unicorns, before the run. All dazzling white!

And here we are during and after (the colour festival part enabled us to throw colour over each other). During the run, you get coloured in this amazing powder, meaning you finish looking look a rainbow. Well, kind of.

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