It’s the charity Thyroid UK‘s Thyroid Awareness Week from the 30th September – 6th October 2017. Continue reading “Thyroid UK’s Thyroid Awareness Week 2017”
On Sunday just gone, I completed The Colour Rush course in aid of 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”
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.
It’s Thyroid UK‘s Thyroid Awareness Week from the 15th-21st October. Continue reading “Thyroid UK’s Thyroid Awareness Week 2016”
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.
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!
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.
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?”
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.
Yep, it’s come round fast! Today is the day, and it’s going to be emotional. Continue reading “Today I Complete The Color Run Manchester For Thyroid UK!”