Charity gives hope to Crohn’s sufferers

Supporters of local charity Cure Crohn’s colitis (C3) in East Dunbartonshire are helping it play a key role in the battle to find the cause of ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.

The charity is embarking on a four-year research project PREdiCCT, to find the environmental factors which trigger the two devastating inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD).

This includes a £225,000 grant from the Scottish Government. The remaining £250,000 has come from the charity’s fundraisers, including Bearsden 10k runner Conor Brolly who, along with a number of team-mates raised more than £1,000 on behalf of old school pal Taylor Deans who has ulcerative colitis.

More funds are desperately needed. To donate 
to C3, visit www.cure crohnscolitis.org, email info@curecrohnscolitis.org or call 0141 307 7777.