Ellie Pugh

Ellie began fundraising in support of Crohn's and Colitis UK after she was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease. Since then she has raised more than £5,000 through many fundraising activities. 

Ellie continually 'digs deep' as she battles with the daily challenges of living with Crohn's, but has vowed to keep raisng funds and awareness in the hope that one day other people don't have to feel the way she has. 

I was diagnosed with severe Crohn's Disease when I was seven and it inspired me to raise money and awareness for Crohn's and Colitis UK and of this disease, because I don't want other people suffering. 

It's such a privilege to be a part of Crohn's and Colitis UK. I'm so proud to have been chosen to be a Community Champion. 

I hope to raise more awareness and help support other people suffering. I really want to raise the profile of the charity and the importance of having that support. 

Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease in 2012