Welcome To CCAA

Kids With Arthritis

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 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 World Arthritis Day 2017

12 October 2017

Donate and find out more about our WAD campaign here

Or you can Text CCAA17 £5 to 70070 to help make a difference to our children and families 

How you can help and where the money goes

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.

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What Our Parents Say

From the blog