Without your support and fantastic fundraising efforts we would not be able to continue the support we provide. We are hugely grateful for every donation we receive, big or small. Every penny goes towards helping support the children and families that have to deal with the effects of JIA daily. If you have an event or challenge coming up, please let us know so that we can publicise it on our website and help you to spread the word about your fundraising.
Sunday 25th September is the start of a gruelling few days for Trav Wood as he sets off his week long challenge for CCAA at the Cheltenham half marathon.
Trav will complete two half marathons a week apart BUT…will run from one to the other in between, which is the equivalent to 6 marathons in 6 days to make it to his final half marathon in Lincoln. Totalling an impressive total of over 182 miles in 8 days!
You can read more about Trav’s challenge on our website blog.
Emma Coles and friends are running the Great Birmingham Run for CCAA on 16th October 2016! Emma’s daughter Ella suffers from Juvenile Arthritis, so the CCAA is something very close to her heart.
Emma says, “As Ella suffers with Juvenile Arthritis every day I want to raise awareness and help fund a charity that really does support families.”
Good luck to you all! If you would like to help Emma and her friends reach their target of £2000 you can visit their JustGiving page to do so.
Please join us in wishing Matthew Styles the very best of luck in his ‘Evolution Charity Truck Pull’ challenge. Matthew suffered with arthritis in his younger years and understands just how debilitating this disease can be. He is raising money for children with juvenile arthritis so, in Matt’s words…’they can enjoy life as a child in the way that they should.‘ Well said Matt!
Everyone at the CCAA are behind you and wish you the very best of luck! Let us know how you get on and make sure you send in some pics from the day. You can support Matthew’s challenge by visiting his JustGiving page.
Debbie Nisbett is swimming 3.8km along the River Arun on 18 June, 1.5km in the sea near Brighton pier on 2 July, and 5km in Ardingly Reservoir on 6 August, all to raise money for CCAA. The daughter of her close friend lives with JIA every day and this is who she is doing it for.
You can find out more by visiting Debbie’s JustGiving page below. We can’t wait to see some pics Debbie – keep us updated and we wish the very best of luck!
Do you live in or near Stoke-on-Trent? Then get your family down to Concept For Hair Salon 1, Poolfield Avenue, ST5 2NL On Saturday 12th June for an afternoon of fun!
There will be family fun for everyone! Face painting, a tombola, food, bouncy castle, kids games and maybe even some donkey rides! What a perfect family day out.
The more the merrier! So get along to the garden party which is all in aid of raising awareness of Juvenile Arthritis.
Joanne Birch Hemmings is organising the party as her little girl who recently turned 2 was diagnosed with JA at 18 months. She wants people to be more aware of JA and has arranged this fantastic event to help! Join the group here
At 4A John Finnie St, Kilmarnock KA1 1DD on Sunday 29th May at 7pm. Live music, a raffle on the night and donations on the door. Please help Cat Anderson raise funds in aid of CCAA.
Her 3 year old daughter has polyarticular arthritis and she wants to help raise awareness of JIA.
With all funds being split between Kingfisher Ward DCH, Southampton Paediatric Rheumatoid team and CCAA. Events will be in the ocean room all day, followed by a big variety act with outstanding talent from local performers at 7pm.
Weymouth Pavilion, DT4 8 Weymouth, Dorset – Saturday 21st May from 11am.
Antony Litherland is taking part in this years Prudential Ride London 100 (a 100 mile jaunt around London and surrounding the Surrey countryside) in July 2016.
This year He decided to raise money for CCAA! (Thank you Antony!) Earlier this year, his little girl, Phoebe, was diagnosed with Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (sJIA) – an incurable condition that affects the joints, internal organs and eyes. Phoebe’s JIA is currently being managed through weekly injections and daily doses of steroids, along with bi-weekly blood tests and monthly hospital check-ups.
Any donation will go directly to CCAA. In Antony’s words: “supporting lots of families in the UK whose kids are struggling with the condition and offer them a little bit of respite and the opportunity to forget about the aches, pains, drugs, blood tests, appointments for a brief moment.”
On 20th May Emilia Merriman will be doing a very commendable and brave thing for charity! She will be doing a sponsored hair cut to donate her beautiful hair to the Princes Trust and raising money for CCAA.
Emilia attended our weekend in Derbyshire with her family in 2014. We would like to say a HUGE thank you to Emilia for her fundraising efforts and wish her the best of luck for 20th May. We Look forward to seeing pictures of your beautiful new hair cut!
Emilia is trying to raise an impressive £1000 for her hair cut and donation.
Damien Henderson is running the Hampton Court half marathon on 21 February 2016.
We wish you the very best of luck Damien! Please let us know how you get on and if you would like to help Damien in his fundraising efforts, no matter how big or small you can donate on his JustGiving page – click here. http://www.justgiving.com/Damien-Henderson
As a charity we rely heavily on donations and the fundraising of our supporters to enable us to continue the support we offer for suffers of JIA. The CCAA Executive Committee would like to thank every person that has an continues to donate to the charity to help us. Below are donations we have received this year. We do try to acknowledge everyone we receive, however if you don’t see your donation listed please do get in touch to let us know.
Since a very young age Emilia has suffered from JIA. She has spent a lot of time visiting children’s wards and seeing children much more unlucky in health than herself.
Therefore, she decided to cut off her long hair and donate it to The Little Princess Trust to go towards making wigs for children
who have lost their hair to cancer.
The money she has raised was donated to CCAA which is close to Emilia’s and her family’s hearts.
Emilia has had long hair all her life and having it cut and both donating it to charity and raising money makes her very happy.
What an admirable and amazingly brave thing to do Emilia – well done and thank you from everyone at CCAA.
The CCAA Committee would like to thank you, Mr Morris, as Worshipful Master, for promoting CCAA, and also the Masonic Brethren of the Mountsfield Lodge no. 6458 for supporting our charity over the past year.
The donation of £1,000 raised as a result of a raffle at the Ladies Night in April is a wonderful donation and greatly appreciated.
We wish the members of Mountsfield Lodge continued success in their fundraising efforts.
Thank you to Alison and her family for raising £200 by holding a coffee morning at her local chapel and selling things that had been knitted. The CCAA is very grateful to you for supporting the charity and for your wonderful fundraising effort. Thank you and well done!
Thank you to Hayley for raising £50 for CCAA by doing a sponsored walk/run in Brisbane. Her daughter Grace who is 3, has JIA. Thank you Hayley for allowing the charity to benefit from your efforts
Thank you to all the staff and pupils of The King’s (The Cathedral) School in Peterborough, who raised an amazing £2849.63 for CCAA! What a fantastic amount! We hope you all had lots of fun in the events you held to help raise the money for the charity. Thank you from all on the Executive Committee at CCAA.
Elise has raised over £900 for CCAA since Christmas through Carol singing and hosting a cheese & wine party!
We would like to send a huge thank you Elise for all her efforts. Well done Elise!
Thank you to Amy Sutton who recently ran a 1/2 marathon and raised over £1,000 for CCAA!
Everyone at CCAA would like to send a huge thank you to you Amy and well done!
The CCAA would like to send a huge thank you to following recent donations:
Well done to the all the children in class U1 at St Andrews RC Primary School for a fantastic cake sale on 6th May and for raising an excellent £348 for CCAA in the process!
Thank you to everyone that donated and helped with the delicious treats. All funds raised will go to CCAA. Thank you from everyone at CCAA.
Thank you to Nicky Darien-Smith for raising £265 who ran, walked, waded, climbed and swam in mud for CCAA because Eddie her son suffers from JIA.
We would like to say a HUGE thank you and congratulations to Kelly and Andrew who crossed the finish line at the London Marathon this time last week, in a very impressive 5 hours and 26 mins!!
Kelly and Andrew chose to run for CCAA, as their friends 11 year old daughter suffers from chronic arthritis. The family take monthly trips to Bristol Children’s hospital like so many other children have to suffering with JIA on a daily basis.
They have raised over £1590 for the charity and are still busy collecting from their kind sponsors. That’s an impressive 159% over their original target! It wasn’t without a blisters, aching muscles and a bit of sun burn but Kelly said it was amazing!!
Well done guys! And thank you so much for your hard work.
The CCAA would like to send a huge thank you to Lambrook School for raising £25,000 for the CCAA, as their chosen charity for fundraising! The events included a Christmas fair, quiz night, bonfire night and a summer ball, which was a black tie affair with a carnival theme!
The efforts that went into the fundraising events were tremendous and we would like thank everyone that helped raise this money. It will go towards helping support children and families with JIA and our annual weekends for the families.
At the Ken Lightfoot Phoenix 15 competition finals day at Cheadle cricket club, £1,000 was raised for CCAA. A cheque was presented by League President John Giffard to CCAA committee members Carl and Sue.
A huge thank to you everyone that took part and helped to raise the money for CCAA.
£1,000 was received from the Enterprise Holdings Foundation Board – Thank you Andy Walker so much for putting CCAA forward for this wonderful donation.
The National Buying Group LLP at their Annual conference raised the fantastic amount of £3,177 which they have given to CCAA. One of their members Nic Drew put CCAA forward as the Charity of the Year – Thank you Nic so much for suggesting CCAA as the Charity for the year.
CCAA continues to receive many wonderful donations in Memory of Loved Ones and are so appreciative of these kind families for these donations.
CCAA was extremely touched by this wonderful donation of £40.00 from Faye and Jenna Manning:-
“My 6 year old sister Jenna has had JIA since she was 15 months old. In 2013 our family went on the CCAA weekend to the New Forest. We all had an amazing time. This Christmas Jenna and I decided to ask for some money instead of presents so we could send it to you at CCAA. Thank you to everyone at CCAA for all the work you do.” – Thank you Faye and Jenna from CCAA so very much for these brilliant donations!