Doncaster head shave to help arthritis patients

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Arthritis Research UK is calling on the people of Doncaster to make a Joint Effort Pledge to raise money, share their experiences and find out more about the realities of living with arthritis during the charity’s National Arthritis Week, on the 7-13 October.

Over 10 million people in the UK live with the pain and disability caused by arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions.

Arthritis can affect people of all ages, having a devastating impact on their quality of life.

A variety of special events are taking place across the country to support National Arthritis, in order to raise awareness of arthritis and raise funds for vital medical research aiming to reduce the impact of the disease.

The Arthritis Research shop in Doncaster has lots of exciting events planned.

A sponsored head shave will take place on Tuesday 8 October at 2pm outside the front of the shop where one of our supporters, Nick, will give up his full head of hair.

The store is encouraging locals to go along and join Nick at the Arthritis Research UK Charity Shop, Unit 8, 2 The Colonnades, Pells Close, Doncaster.

A Peak District sponsored walk will also take place on Sunday 6 October where ten members of staff and volunteers will dig out their walking boots to do a six mile walk expected to raise £400!

A number of other events are planned during this busy week include a tombola and raffle, so why not come down and support Arthritis Research UK and do a little early Christmas shopping?

Arthritis Research UK receives no government funding.

All proceeds raised will go towards funding the charity’s pioneering research into the cause and treatment of arthritis.

Barbara Buxton, Regional Retail Manager for Arthritis Research UK, says: “This National Arthritis Week we are asking people to help us fight arthritis by making their own Joint Effort Pledge. We are excited to mark National Arthritis Week by hosting special events.

We will be taking pledges on the day and people can choose to pledge to support us by giving, sharing their story or learning more about what it’s like to live with arthritis.”

You can also find more information about the campaign or make your Joint Effort Pledge online by visiting www.nationalarthritisweek.org.uk or calling 0300 790 0444.