We are delighted to announce the appointment of Paediatric Rheumatologist, Dr Nick Wilkinson as a Patron for the charity.
Nick works at the Evelina London Children’s hospital and set up the Paediatric Rheumatology service for South London and the South East coastal region. With expertise in rheumatology in children and adolescents, chronic pain, sports, exercise medicine and research in these areas, Nick brings a wealth of knowledge to the charity.
Carl Wescott, Chair of CCAA, commented on the appointment:
“We are absolutely delighted and honoured to have Dr Nick Wilkinson as a patron for our charity. With this appointment we are excited, with the help of Nick, to provide our families with further support and information about living with JIA. His expertise will be key in helping us to raise awareness of JIA and of the work we do with children and families across England and Wales. The charity committee look forward to working closely with Nick.”
Nick is heavily involved in providing support for families coping with the effects of Juvenile Arthritis. He is an executive member of the British Society of Paediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology (BSPAR), where he set up the national parents’ group and he continues to be a to provide children and families with the support they need.
Dr Nick Wilkinson said:
“CCAA is an organisation that provides invaluable support to both patients and their families. Over the 15 years I have been involved with CCAA I have watched their impact grow and I am delighted to become a patron of their innovative and pioneering work. I am looking forward to working more closely with them.”
In the past Nick has given his time to attend our annual weekends to help us deliver informative sessions to parents who have children with Arthritis. His knowledge and experience has been invaluable to the families.
We look forward to welcoming him again this year at our September weekend for some more abseiling and zipwiring fun!
(A few pictures of Dr Nick Wilkinson talking to the parents and taking part in the activities with the kids, at Hollowford in 2017)