Welcome To CCAA

Kids With Arthritis

The CCAA (Children’s Chronic Arthritis Association) is a leading support charity in England and Wales, for families with children suffering from Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA). CCAA is run by people who have been affected by the disease and are passionate about supporting others and providing a support network for children with Arthritis and their families. 

Family Weekends

We organise Family Support weekends twice a year to enable families to meet others for networking and JIA support.

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Raising Awareness

We actively raise awareness of childhood Arthritis in the community through fundraising and events around England.

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Small Grants

We offer children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis choices and opportunities through our Small Grant Awards.

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Family Support

We provide emotional and practical support to families that are living with the effects of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.

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We want to hear from you

Your Stories

Share your childs journey with us to help inspire others. It may be a sport they love, an achievement, an aspiration or a story about how they are trying to overcome JIA. It’s your stories that really help to inspire and encourage others. They help to raise awareness of JIA and what children can achieve despite the daily struggles they face. 

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Meet Jazmin

No matter what, it can be done

Jazmin’s passion for Geography has stuck with her since being hospitalised for months in Great Ormond Street Hospital when she was very young. She took it at GCSE level, A Level, Undergraduate level, Master level and is now studying PhD level!

Becoming a Volcanologist is not just fulfilling a life dream for Jazmin, but she says, ‘a statement to the JIA community that no matter what you want to be in life, it can be done despite the condition.’ Jazmin, and many other children striving to be the best they can be, are all living proof that JIA is just part of you, and despite it, you can achieve what you want to in life. 

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Countdown to September Family Support Weekend

28 – 30 September 2018

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What Your Donations Fund

All money donated or raised for CCAA is spent directly on the children who suffer from JIA. It helps towards the arranging and funding of our projects, in particular our JIA Family Support Weekend’s. The weekend’s provide a unique opportunity for the children and their families to learn more about the disease, how to cope with it and meet other families in the same situation.

What do your donations cover for children suffering with JIA? 

  • £120 – you give one child the opportunity to attend our Family Support Weekend
  • £480 – provides a family of 4 the opportunity to attend our Family Support Weekend and provide that family with informative health professional sessions 

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What Our Parents Say

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