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    Our next IBD Family Information Day will take place in BIRMINGHAM on Saturday 14th October.

    Would you like to …..

    Listen to presentations and ask questions directly to specialists who treat children with…

    If you are under 18 years old and have IBD, would you to make new friends and chat to someone who understands what you are going through?

    If the answer is ‘yes’, you may like to join-in with the CICRA E-Pals.  Children on our E-pal list suffer from eith…

    Natalia is a young CICRA member who kindly shares her story of living with Crohn’s Disease.

    Hi, my name is Natalia. I am 18 years old. I am partially sighted and suffer from Crohn’s Disease.

    Eight years ago,…

    Can’t Wait card.

    Would you like a ‘Can’t Wait’ card for your son or daughter to help them explain their condition when in urgent need of …

    Our Work

    CICRA is the only UK registered charity formed solely to support the ever increasing number of children and young adults with Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis (Inflammatory Bowel Disease – IBD) and their families.  When the charity was formed in 1978 there were no paediatricians specialising in Crohn’s and Colitis in children so CICRA  set up a Fellowship Scheme and many of the leading doctors treating children and young people throughout the UK today have had their specialist training through this scheme.  CICRA continues to offer this opportunity to young doctors  wishing to specialise in gastroenterology.

    To support the families CICRA offers literature, telephone help, a ‘Can’t Wait’ toilet card, an E-Pal scheme for children and parents and organises family IBD information days  in all regions of the UK.  This gives  families, children and young  adults the opportunity to ‘meet the specialists’ in small discussion groups and importantly for children and young people to be able to mix with others in their own age group.

    CICRA also supports other peer reviewed medical and scientific research, through three further funding streams, aimed at finding more effective treatments and an eventual cure for Crohn’s and Colitis

     

     

     

     

     

    Funding Opportunities

    The CICRA Trustees have decided that as we are currently funding 2 x 3 year Fellowships, 3 x 3 year PhD studentships and 2 research projects we will not be advertising new grants in 2017. It is the 40th Anniversary of the charity in 2018 so we are putting all our efforts into making this a bumper fundraising year so that during 2018 we can advertise a record amount for new research to take us forward into 2019……
    The bursary and John Earnshaw awards will continue as usual.

    Applications are invited  at any time from UK based health professionals, and students involved in IBD research, for CICRA bursary grants of up to £400 to help with costs for attending scientific/medical meetings or related training courses.

    Applications for the annual John Earnshaw Award of £1,000 are invited from CICRA funded Research Fellows, and others in training in the area of Paediatric IBD, specifically to help with costs of attending UK and International scientific/educational congresses.

    For further details please CLICK HERE.