Thank you to The Helmsley Charitable Trust!

Published 08 August 2022

We are thrilled to be the recipient of two new grants awarded by The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust for £0.5m.

The Helmsley Charitable Trust aims to find a cure for Crohn’s Disease, and in the meantime, improve disease management. This aligns closely with Crohn’s & Colitis UK’s strategic objectives, and we are proud to be working with such a prestigious, philanthropic organisation.

The first grant has been awarded to support our multi-channel Helpline services. Often referred to as a lifeline, our Helpline is accessible by phone, email or Live Chat, and we are committed to its long-term continuation. The wonderful support from The Helmsley Charitable Trust towards this essential service will enable us to continue to respond to thousands of enquiries from people living with and affected by Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis.

We are delighted to receive this very generous grant. Our service feedback highlights just how much our community needs and values the helpline in supporting them to live well with Crohn’s or Colitis.

April Trawicki, Support Services Manager

The second grant will uniquely help us to develop and deliver a new Targeted Call for Research in Crohn’s Disease with the aim of achieving early patient benefits. The project will fund several research projects and we will ensure people living with Crohn’s Disease are at the heart of the research.

We deeply appreciate this grant from the Helmsley Charitable Trust. Research plays a crucial role in improving the treatment and management of Crohn’s disease and we hope that by funding projects focused on early benefit, we can help to drive a positive change for people living with Crohn’s Disease.

Julia Ambler, Research and Quality Improvement Manager

We are extremely grateful to The Helmsley Charitable Trust, and we thank them for their continued and valued support.

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We know it can be difficult to live with, or support someone living with these conditions. But you’re not alone. We provide up-to-date, evidence-based information and can support you to live well with Crohn’s or Colitis.

Our helpline team can help by:

  • Providing information about Crohn’s and Colitis.

  • Listening and talking through your situation.

  • Helping you to find support from others in the Crohn’s and Colitis community.

  • Signposting you to specialist organisations.

Please be aware we’re not medically or legally trained. We cannot provide detailed financial or benefits advice or specialist emotional support.

Please contact us via telephone, email or LiveChat - 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (except English bank holidays).

If you need specific medical advice about your condition, your GP or IBD team will be best placed to help.

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