Crohn’s & Colitis UK voted January Charity of the Month

The opening charity of the month for 2017 is Crohn’s & Colitis UK, which has a local group for Hull and East Yorkshire.

Society Accountant Jen Allott with Crohn's & Colitis UK volunteer Vicky Hodgkinson
Society Accountant Jen Allott with Crohn's & Colitis UK volunteer Vicky Hodgkinson

The Society are donating their £250 to the dedicated team in Hull, the volunteers raise awareness, and funds, some of the other things they do are:

- Host educational talks given by medical professionals who inform of the latest developments in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
- Attend information events to raise awareness about IBD and the role of the Charity with patients and the general public
- Arrange social meet ups in the local area

Society staff member Jen nominated the charity, with it being one that is close to her heart, which was displayed in branch alongside two other local charities where members vote for the one they would like to receive the donation.
Jen said “Crohn’s and Colitis UK is a brilliant charity that has helped people close to me, I am proud to work for a business that gives staff and members the opportunity to nominate charities that are highly valued by us”
The Society met with the Crohn’s and Colitis UK local volunteer, Vicky Hodgkinson, to talk about the charity.

Vicky said: “'On behalf of Crohn's and Colitis UK - Hull and East Yorkshire Group, I would like to thank the Beverley Building Society for their kind donation. This money will allow us to support newly diagnosed patients and their families in the region and raise awareness of the disease. We are currently looking at new initiatives, so would encourage anyone who is interested in getting involved to get in touch via our Facebook page”.

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