For their 2020 New Years Resolution Jen and her partner Joe have decided to take on a number of different challenges and fundraising events throughout the year to raise awareness of psoriasis.
Jen says 'Our daughter Georgia developed severe Psoriasis back in November 2018. The past 14 months have been a challenge for all of us trying to find a treatment that works for her. Covering 90% of her body during a bad flare up it can be extremely distressing and uncomfortable for her. As parents seeing your child in any pain / discomfort can be hard. She has dealt with it with such bravery and strength - she has simply amazed us with her resilience. With confidence she will tell someone that its Psoriasis, not make up or sunburn which have been some of the comments. She is a normal 5 year old with a skin condition - beautiful no matter what, inside and out.
Currently there is no cure only ointments / tablets and alternative treatments to help control it. Psoriasis affects 2-3% of the UK population and comes in different forms which all range from mild to severe. By raising funds and awareness we are doing our bit to help work towards a cure in the future.
Psoriasis doesn't define a person - its just a part of who they are.'
Joe will be competing in a number of cycling events throughout the year including the Peak District Sportive, Tour de Manc, Coast 2 Coast, MCR Blackpool and Cheshire Cycling Sportive, all with the aim of cycling a total of 2,020 km for 2020.
Jen aims to take on a new challenge each month, having
started with dry January, and will host fundraising events throughout the
year, so far decluttering the house, holding a cake and coffee afternoon and partaking
in an exercise everyday throughout the month for March Movement.
Joe and Jen's family and friends have also rallied to offer
their support and throughout July they will be tracking all miles covered by
sporting challenges such as walking, cycling and running to complete 1492 miles;
the distance from the UK to Disneyland Paris, and then onto Spain where they
spend their usual summer holiday.
Joe and Jen have already smashed their fundraising goal reaching an incredible £2,000 and we are very grateful their efforts! If you would like to see what they are up to next check out their Instagram page, or click here if you would like to donate.