nominate CICRA to benefit as a chosen charity

We are always very grateful for donations and support from community groups and local businesses. We would be delighted to work with you to make the most of your organisation choosing CICRA to benefit from fundraising activity, events or seasonal giving (such as Christmas donations).

We can provide resources such as leaflets and posters, and help give your event extra emotional impact - and you will be helping to change young lives for the better. For more information, please contact us.

Nominate CICRA to benefit as a chosen charity for a company, a community or creative group or a school. If you want some information to help with your application or you would like to know how your support can help improve young lives, please get in touch.

Are you part of a student group and looking for a charity to support? Do you know of a Charity of the Year programme we could get involved with? We'd love to hear from you!

We are honoured to currently be a chosen charity for the following:

New Brighton Victoria Football Club

Based in the Wirral and only set up in 2023, the club now have 4 teams in the under 7's and under 10's age group. They have chosen CICRA as one of the two charities to support this year, including the CICRA logo on their kit. Founder Chris Guy approached CICRA as he had sadly lost a cousin to IBD and now has a player, 9 year old George – a CICRA member, playing at the club. They are actively promoting inclusivity and wellbeing, showing how football can change young lives and has already helped improve confidence and ability in the young players. They will be holding fundraising tournaments to raise money, also highlighting awareness and to promote good social values.

PYO Pumpkins

Riverside Farmers is a family farming business at Beluncle Farm, Hoo located between the River Thames and the River Medway in Kent, who specialise in growing pumpkins, squashes and globe artichokes. Thanks to Mark and Verity Batchelor, a donation is made to CICRA as one of their two chosen charities. From the 2022 PYO event and donation from the Riverside Farmers, CICRA received £2,500 -taking their total donations since 2010 to over £14,000!

Mayor's Charity of the Year

Mayors often choose a charity to benefit from their profile during their time in office and we were delighted and honoured to be chosen by Councillor Robert Margrave, Mayor of Whitnash in Warwickshire, to be his chosen charity for the year 2019/2020. We were chosen thanks to a CICRA member who was able to raise the Mayor's understanding of IBD and its impact on childhood.


We were delighted to receive a cheque for £1775 this week from Revive Shop Surrey. Surrey's Revive shops resell unwanted items given to community recycling centres to reduce waste and help offset the cost of running the centres. And a percentage of the shops' profits are donated to charity! CICRA was chosen by Revive shoppers in Leatherhead. Thank you so much for your support!

If you have a recycling shop at your local council waste site, see if you can nominate CICRA to benefit. Alternatively, supermarkets and other retailers often ask customers to nominate charities to benefit from their customers' generosity.

schools fundraising

We know that children are very passionate about helping to raise money for others and they are often excited to raise money in support of friends affected by a health condition. Mufti days are a popular way of schools supporting CICRA and we have benefitted many times in the past year from school fundraising.

As a chosen charity, we can offer schools a PowerPoint presentation and/or videos, fundraising ideas and balloons, buckets etc. to make your school fundraising an incredible success.

Get in touch to find out more: or 020 8949 6209.