On the 25th September 2021, a group of Halo employees will be hiking Scotland’s iconic mountain, Ben Nevis, in order to raise money for the Crohn’s & Colitis UK charity.
Ulcerative colitis is a chronic disease of the large intestine, in which the lining of the colon becomes inflamed and develops tiny ulcers. This condition is the result of an overactive response from the immune system (Crohn’s and Colitis UK, 2021). Being diagnosed with a disease such as this can be an overwhelming experience, as the disease has no known cure and stays with victims their entire lives, sometimes even causing cancer. To this day, over a third of patients are still having to undergo invasive surgery to control the disease and, sadly, we just don’t know what causes it.
The number of people suffering with ulcerative colitis is on the rise, so it’s more important than ever that we conduct research and fund the fight against this debilitating disease. Here at Halo Service Solutions, one of our staff members’ sister suffers intensely with the illness. As ulcerative colitis is an immune disorder, she has had to stay inside strictly self-isolating for the majority of the pandemic due to immunosuppressant therapies she has undergone, whilst her partner works hard to support them both on COVID-19 testing facilities. She has been through exhausting steroid based treatments, restrictive dietary changes and the nasty side-effects these produce, all of which have resulted in her being unable to work, unable to enjoy any of her hobbies, or even leave the house to run simple errands. All of which, with no end in sight.
We’re fundraising to improve research on the cause of the disease, and to allow Crohn’s and Colitis UK to continue their fantastic work supporting those who suffer with the disease. If you’re lucky enough to be in a position to donate, you can get started below. All donations big or small are gratefully received!
We hope to raise a minimum of £1,000 in the run up to the event and on top of that, Halo will be donating an extra £50 for every employee that manages to reach the summit!
Crohn’s & Colitis UK is the UKs leading charity for Crohn’s and Colitis. An estimated 500,000 people in the UK are living with a lifelong disease that many people have never heard of. Because of the stigma and misunderstanding surrounding these diseases, thousands of people are suffering in silence. But they’re not alone. Crohn’s & Colitis UK are here for them. To improve diagnosis and treatment, and to fund research into a cure; to raise awareness and to give people hope, comfort and confidence to live freer, fuller lives. Crohn’s & Colitis UK is here for everyone affected by Crohn’s and Colitis.
Donate to our GoFundMe page here.
Learn more about Crohn’s & Colitis UK.