Founded in 1985, The CCAA (Children’s Chronic Arthritis Association) is a leading charity run by people who have been affected by Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) and are passionate about supporting others and providing a support network for children with Arthritis and their families.
We offer emotional and practical support to maximise choices and opportunities and raise awareness of childhood arthritis in the community. We organise family information weekends to enable families to meet others for networking, support and information about JIA.
We feature inspiring stories by parents and children living with JIA to help support others. We want to raise awareness of just how inspiring they can be and what they can achieve despite the daily struggles they experience.
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.
“Alex loved it. He’s come away so happy and with so much more understanding of his JIA and he knows he’s not alone now.”
“My son had an amazing time and it was wonderful to see him sharing experiences with the children in the same boat as him.”
“Well done CCAA for organising a great weekend! It was wonderful to meet such lovely families who are going through the same thing. I hope now we can all keep in touch.”
“I totally recommend this weekend anyone who hasn’t been, it helps answers a lot of questions and we feel have the knowledge now to improve our daughters future. thank you, thank you, thank you!”
“What a fabulous charity with amazing volunteers. I also have to thank the other parents and kids for teaching us so much about JIA.”