Beat is the UK’s eating disorder charity. We estimate that eating disorders affect 1.25 million people in the UK of all ages, genders and backgrounds – though we fear the real number of people affected is much higher. These serious mental illnesses ruin and too often take lives.
Every year more than 41,000 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer. It’s the 2nd biggest cancer killer and takes a life the equivalent of every half an hour. Up to 620,000 people live with chronic bowel disease. Still incurable, Colitis and Crohn’s disease often begin in childhood - most under 18s are diagnosed at the age of 12. 100,000 people live with a stoma (excreting through an opening in the abdomen).
The British Liver Trust is the leading UK adult liver health charity. Our vision is a world without liver disease and our mission is to transform liver health through increased awareness, prevention, improved care and support. We provide advice, support and information and a listening ear to everyone affected by any liver condition, including liver cancer.
CICRA: better lives for children with crohns and colitis. CICRA was founded in 1978 by a group of parents to raise funds for peer reviewed medical research and support families of children and young people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), the two main types of which are Crohn’s and Ulcerative colitis. IBD is a lifelong, destructive illness that can appear at any time causing severe inflammation of the digestive tract.
Crohn’s & Colitis UK are the leading charity for Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis in the UK. Right now, over 300,000 people in the UK are living with a lifelong disease that many people have never heard of. And the real number could be almost double that. Because of the stigma and misunderstanding surrounding these diseases, thousands of people are suffering in silence. But they’re not alone.
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a genetic condition affecting more than 10,500 people in the UK. You are born with cystic fibrosis and cannot catch it later in life, but one in 25 of us carries the faulty gene that causes it, usually without knowing.
Liver disease is the only major cause of mortality which is on the increase in the UK and last year it killed more people than diabetes and road deaths combined. 1 in 10 of us will suffer from some form of liver disease and the rates are rising. The most well known cause of liver disease is excess alcohol but obesity is just as significant - and an increasing - cause.
Digestive diseases that affect the gut, the liver or pancreas and they are a factor in 1 in 8 deaths in the UK, as well as having a devastating impact on the lives of many millions of people. Guts UK! is the only national charity fighting all digestive diseases and we do so by supporting innovative and important research, providing information to patients and working to raise awareness.
Kidney Care UK is the UK’s leading kidney patient support charity, which for over 40 years has been working to improve the quality of life for children and adults with kidney disease. A diagnosis of kidney failure can have a devastating effect and life can be incredibly challenging, often with endless visits to hospital and a serious impact on work, social wellbeing, relationships, as well as physical and psychological health.
As the largest charity dedicated to kidney research in the UK, nothing is going to stop us in our urgent mission to end kidney disease. Our kidneys are vital organs, helping keep our blood clean, chemically balanced and maintaining our body’s overall health. When your kidneys go wrong it is life changing. Kidney disease affects three million people in the UK and does not discriminate - it affects all generations. Every day, 20 people develop kidney failure in the UK.