Our Chosen Charity

Versus Arthritis

Versus Arthritis was formed in 2018 following a merger of Arthritis Care and Arthritis Research UK.

Alongside volunteer, healthcare professionals, researchers and friends they do everything they can to push back against arthritis. Together they continue to develop breakthrough treatments, campaign relentlessly for arthritis to be seen as a priority, and support each other whenever they are needed.

Versus Arthritis 10 million people live with arthritis, the carers, researchers, healthcare professionals, friends, parents, runners and fundraisers all unite in their ambition to ensure that one day no one will have to live with the pain, fatigue and isolation that Arthritis causes.

Psoriasis Association

The Psoriasis Association was founded in 1968 by Dr. Dick Coles – a Consultant Dermatologist at Northampton General Hospital.

Dr Coles was keen to enable people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis to come together to talk about the condition, and so from the initial group he set up in Northampton, a network of groups around the country were formed. The primary aim of the groups was to offer mutual support, but fundraising, initially for the Research fund, also took place.

Since their foundation in 1968, they've funded over £4.5 million pounds in research grants.