JOIN US as we WALK IT together; standing strong and raising vital funds for the fight against Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis and other forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
WALK IT TOGETHER
The WALK IT series brings together people from across the country who want a better life for people today and a world free from Crohn’s and Colitis tomorrow. In 2016 our WALK IT community united around this desire, bringing together record numbers of people affected by Crohn’s and Colitis, and raising much-needed funds.
Funds raised through WALK IT directly enable us to do vital new research, answer more calls from people needing help and provide patient packs to hospitals across the UK.
I suffer with Crohn’s Disease (diagnosed at age 13) and the charity provided information and support to my family when they needed it most.
But there is so much more to do. So in 2017, with your support, we are going to be bigger than ever with 8 WALK IT events across the UK. Come as a team, bring your friends, family and dogs or come alone and meet new people with shared experiences.
These fantastic community days, with walks starting and finishing at the fun-filled event village, have entertainment, food and fun for all ages.
Every route will take in iconic sights and landmarks, as well as helping you discover secret gems. If you’re up for a challenge, you’ll have the option of a 10km power walk. If you would rather stroll and enjoy the sights as a family or group, then a 5km route may be more up your street.
However you decide to WALK IT you will be joining hundreds of like-minded Crohn’s and Colitis UK supporters for a fun day, standing strong against stigma and taking part in our biggest fundraising event ever. Every step you take ensures a better life for people with Crohn’s and Colitis. So let’s WALK IT together!
SUPPORT THE CAUSE
For more than 35 years we’ve been working with and for patients and their families, the healthcare workers who treat them, and the policymakers who bring about change. We provide high-quality information and support, fund critical medical research, and campaign vigorously for more knowledge and better services for people affected by Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Find your WALK IT location and date:
- Plymouth NEW! - Saturday 6 May
- Manchester - Saturday 20 May
- Newcastle NEW! - Saturday 27 May
- London - Saturday 10 June
- Swansea - Saturday 24 June
- Edinburgh - Sunday 2 July
- Birmingham NEW! Saturday 8 July
- Bristol NEW! - Saturday 15 July
Our volunteers are critical to the success of every event. As a WALK IT volunteer we will support you every step of the way and no special skills are required – your help and enthusiasm will make a huge difference on the day.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
WALK IT fundraisers make a huge difference by ensuring a better quality of life for people with Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. So, this year we are challenging you to get sponsored and WALK IT – together with family or friends – to raise £100 or more.
This could help pay for 2,000 people to get the information they need about Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
We are here to support you with your fundraising. We will send you a fundraising guide with lots of ideas to help you reach – or smash - your target.
You can register as an individual or as a team, and you’ll get a free t-shirt included with your £12 registration fee. Children are £6 to register and they also get a free WALK IT t-shirt.
We are also offering free doggy bandanas for any of our four-legged friends who you can register for just £5.
When registering you can also buy some great Crohn’s and Colitis UK hoodies and goodies in our new online shop.
Register for any of the eight WALK IT events and we’ll be there to support you every step of the way. Online registration is quick and easy for individuals or teams. We’ll even help you set up your JustGiving page; the most popular and successful way to begin your Walk IT fundraising efforts.
Once you have registered, we will be in touch with all you need for the day, including WALK IT t-shirts and our fundraising guide - packed with useful tips to support your amazing efforts for the fight against Inflammatory Bowel Disease.