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, starting with dry January, and will host fundraising events throughout the year, including a coffee and cake afternoon. Joe and Jen's family have even got involved, with Jen's Uncle choosing to collect donations for the Psoriasis Association in place of birthday gifts at his 60th birthday party.
We are incredibly grateful for all of Joe and Jen's 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.