World IBD Day, 19 May

At least 8000 children and young people in the UK have IBD and the number of young people diagnosed in the UK has doubled over the past 20 years.

On World IBD Day on 19 May, help make this often invisible illness visible.

Use the official hashtags on any social media posts:


There are lots of ways you can help in the run up to and on World IBD Day:

  • share our video
  • take on a personal challenge to help children with Crohns and colitis
  • mark World IBD Day on 19th May with a special CICRA cake sale

share your story

Telling your story can be really helpful for others, and give useful insights to everyone about what living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is really like for children and young people, and their families.

share your story
  • share our video to see how CICRA helps children and young people with IBD

With your help we can be there for children with Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative colitis and other forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), offering information, support and researching better treatments.

Join our amazing community of fundraisers of all ages and abilities who are doing exciting, challenging and extraordinary things to make a big difference for children affected by IBD.