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Fundraise for us
All those who generously give up their time to support the Psoriasis Association by fundraising and raising awareness play a vital role in helping us to continue with our work.
The Psoriasis Association is the leading national charity working for people with psoriasis and all donations received help to sustain our work in supporting people affected by psoriasis, raising awareness of the condition and funding research projects.
We are reliant on donations to be able to continue with our work so, as you can imagine, the efforts of those who agree to raise funds on our behalf is very much appreciated.
We are truly amazed by people’s efforts and different ways they support us!
Whatever the event, we can provide you with promotional materials, sponsorship forms if required and a t-shirt or running vest. Every pound makes a difference and helps the Psoriasis Association support people with psoriasis, their families and carers.
Get some inspiration by taking a look at some of the challenges our current fundraisers are taking on, as well as those that have been completed by past fundraisers. Don't forget to check out a few fundraising event ideas too!
How to Fundraise For Us
If you would like to fundraise for us, just let us know when you have registered for your event and we will then provide you with support throughout your challenge.
To receive a copy of our fundraising information pack please email: email@example.com or telephone: 01604 251 620.
Check out what some of our current fundraisers are doing! If you’d like to show your support for their efforts, just click on the names below to visit their online fundraising pages and donate. For more inspiration, have a look at our fundraising ideas.
Victoria - Norwich Half Marathon
On the 13th June Victoria will be running in the Norwich Half Marathon to raise money for the Psoriasis Association. This will be her first half marathon and we are delighted she has chosen to support us for this challenge.
If you would like to support Victoria visit her fundraising page.
Marija - Belly dance classes
Marija was diagnosed with psoriasis when she was eleven years old, though it wasn't until her final year at university when the condition really started to affect her. She said;
'My second major flare up came at the worst time possible, I was in my final year of university with a new graduate job on the line and looking forward to wearing my summer dress for graduation. I am still asking myself what caused it, maybe it was the stress of uni work, all that going out or eating a takeaway every other night. I won't ever know but one day I woke up with my scalp so sore I could barely brush my hair and tiny patches all over my body.
My main passion in life is belly dance. I have been doing it for almost 12 years and have started teaching classes. What affected me most is not feeling like I can do what I love, I cancelled all my performances and classes and wasn't sure if I would ever go back.'
Now, Marija would like to use her talents as a belly dance instructor to offer classes to raise awareness of psoriasis, as well as raise vital funds for the Psoriasis Association. The classes will take place between the 17th May and 21st May and will cater to all abilities.
To learn more about Marija's challenge visit her fundraising page.
If you'd like to sign up to one of Marija's belly dance classes you can direct message her through her Instagram page.
Johnny - Bewl Water Marathon
The Bewl Water Marathon is taking place on 8th May and will be Johnny's first ever marathon run! Initially, Johnny had plans to complete his first marathon run in 2020 and has been patiently waiting for fundraising events to return over the past year.
Sian - A dip a day
Sian is challenging herself to a cold water swim (or 'dip') in the Irish Sea each and every day in May! Sian was diagnosed with psoriasis five years ago, and whilst the condition is now under control due to treatment, Sian found that swimming in the sea during previous flares was helpful for managing her skin.
Sian says she will complete the challenge no matter what the weather throws at her, and we wish Sian the best of luck!
If you'd like to support Sian visit her fundraising page.
Joanne - The Black Rat Cycle Event
After finding an effective treatment to manage her psoriatic arthritis symptoms Joanne was excited to get back to exercising. Now to celebrate her 40th birthday she will be cycling a whopping 87km in the Black Rat Cycle Event!
If you'd like to learn more about Joanne's reasons for fundraising, or donate to support her challenge, visit her fundraising page.
Jack - 100 mile cycle
Jack, who was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis last year, has chosen to mark his 30th birthday by completing a 100 mile bike ride for the Psoriasis Association!
If you would like to support Jack's fantastic challenge, or learn more about his reasons for fundraising, visit his fundraising page.
Davinia - Yoga classes
Davinia, a certified yoga teacher, will be hosting free yoga classes to raise awareness of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis via Zoom and Facebook Live. She will also be giving up wheat and alcohol throughout February in a bid to raise funds for the Psoriasis Association.
She said 'The more information we share, the better, and raising money for a cause is something that I'm always happy to do. It's the first time I have raised money for this or any other charity related with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis, I guess, because I didn't feel comfortable enough to talk about it. Now I am and I want to help others.'
Stacey - Walking 150 miles in January
Our fundraiser, Stacey, recently took on the challenge of walking 150 miles in January. Having smashed her target, she has now decided to cover 200 miles in February, with the view to continue raising the distance walked over the coming months.
Stacey found that walking through the scenic countryside in her local area was beneficial for her mental health and psoriasis, and decided to take the opportunity to raise money for the Psoriasis Association at the same time!
Anna- Great North Run
Our fundraiser Anna will be taking on the Great North Run half marathon in 2021 to raise awareness of psoriasis.
Anna was diagnosed with the condition in 2017 when she was 20 years old and has tried a number of treatments to manage the condition including topical treatments, light therapy and methotrexate.
She said 'After around 5 weeks of taking the methotrexate, my psoriasis is now almost fully cleared. I am currently prescribed the drug for life in order to keep the condition at bay.
I’m hoping that me taking part in the Great North Run and sharing my story helps raise awareness of psoriasis and that the donations I receive can go to helping others suffering from the same illness I am.'
Annie & Family- Total Warrior
Annie, who is also fundraising for us as part of the Edge Hill Netball Team, had planned to take on the daunting challenge of the Total Warrior with her family in June. Whilst 2020's event has been postponed Annie will still be taking part in next year.
Annie has psoriasis and has been incredibly supportive of the Psoriasis Association, as has her mum Julie, who kindly fundraised for us last year.
The course will see Annie and her family complete a 12k circuit littered with 25 challenging obstacles, including 'The Plunge', 'The Shocker' and 'The Human BBQ'. Scary stuff!
Looking for some inspiration? Why not browse the gallery below and take a look at some of the different challenges that our fundraisers have recently completed.