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Our next event is our Annual Summer Coffee Morning on Wednesday, 12th July– Coffee Morning, Liz Balmforth’s, Ham Lane, Bishop Sutton. Coffee/tea + biscuits - £1.50. Raffle, books, puzzles and Bring & Buy. We also hope to have cakes for sale – all donations for this stall will be gratefully accepted.

Wednesday, 11th October (Provisional Date) – Coffee Morning, Winford Manor. We look forward to seeing you at any of
these events.

We are very keen to keep the activities of this fundraising group going, especially as forms of arthritis can affect people of any age, from birth to the elderly and strike at any time. If you feel you have any time to offer us in organising or helping out at events in
order to support research into this condition, please consider joining our group by contacting our regional coordinator Adrian Williams <> for further information or myself, <>..

Liz Shorney



Arthritis afflicts all age groups, children and young adults as well as the elderly. It is a painful and debilitating disease for which at present there is no cure. Treatment options involve drugs, physiotherapy, diet and exercise or joint replacement to control pain and slow the progress of the disease. Research is urgently needed in all these areas but is entirely funded by voluntary contributions from charities such as Arthritis Research UK.

25 years ago a small group got together in Chew Stoke to organise fundraising events and today many of this same group are still dedicated to the cause. Between them they raise £5 to 6,000 a year through coffee mornings, house to house collections, village fetes or rattling a tin outside a supermarket. But more local help is urgently needed. If you feel you could spare an hour or two to man a stall at your local fete or to help in the House to House collection due in June you could make a significant contribution. We would like to hear from you.