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Cardiff support Crohn’s & Colitis UK Awareness Week

Community | 1st December 2021

Cardiff Rugby is delighted to support Crohn’s & Colitis UK, their 2021/22 Charity of the Year partner, during Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week.

Right now, an estimated 500,000 people in the UK are living with Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, lifelong diseases that many people have never heard of. Recent research has shown that 24,000 people in Wales have Crohn’s or Colitis (around 1 in 117 people - approaching one per cent of the population).

Because of the stigma and misunderstanding surrounding these diseases, thousands of people are suffering in silence. The partnership with Cardiff Rugby will enable us both to raise awareness of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis among the rugby community and across Wales.

During Awareness Week, this year Crohn’s & Colitis UK are encouraging people to share their stories and experiences to show how doing so can make a real difference. The charity shares stories every day to help people with Crohn's and Colitis live fuller, freer lives. 

Cardiff Rugby chose Crohn’s & Colitis UK as it affects a number of our rugby family and following the tragic passing of Bethan James, the daughter of our former first team physio Jane James and former Glamorgan cricketer Steve James.

Gillian Reid, Senior Corporate Partnerships Officer – Crohn’s & Colitis UK said: “Support from our Corporate Partners is incredibly valuable to us. We are delighted to be partnering with Cardiff Rugby to raise awareness and raise funds. Together we can improve lives for so many people affected by Crohn’s and Colitis. Thank you so much to everyone at Cardiff Rugby.” 

You can find out more about Crohn’s & Colitis UK and donate to the cause by clicking here.