Emmerdale favourite, Jeff Hordley, became an Ambassador in 2009 and has raised awareness with us and on our behalf ever since. Jeff is passionate about supporting our work. He was diagnosed with Crohn’s when he was 26, and lost his mother (who also had Crohn’s) due to complications following surgery.
You are not alone if you are suffering from Crohn's or Colitis... although sometimes you might feel as if you are.
I was scared it would stop my acting career from taking off. Luckily it didn't. Following surgery, medication and diet control, I’ve been playing the role of Cain Dingle since 2000.
I know it's embarrassing to talk about it, but even simple solutions like being near a bathroom at work can make such an improvement - so don't be afraid to step up and be counted. Take a look around the Crohn's & Colitis UK website and join up!