National HS Awareness Week 2017
HS Awareness Week 2017 runs from 5th - 11th June 2017, and will provide an opportunity for everyone in the UK to promote understanding and awareness of Hidradenitis Suppurativa. This will also be a wonderful time to organise your very own HS fundraising event.
This year we will campaigning around the theme 'out in the open'. We intend to bring HS out in the open, and help the public to understand how HS affects patients, and the difficulties faced by the healthcare professionals when it comes to treating this chronic condition.
Please register your event or interest by downloading and returning the form by clicking HERE
How can I take part?
- Put up posters in your area
We will provide you with as many posters as you like for your local area. These can be displayed in GP surgeries, hospitals, local clubs, libraries, etc. But don't forget to seek the owners permission first! Or click on the poster above to download and print your own.
- Contact the local media
Write to your local newspaper or magazine, and tell them your experiences with HS. You may even wish to promote your own HS fundraising event.
- Talk about your experiences to others
Help others understand HS by arranging a talk. This could be with your local school or club. Or you may wish to just invite some friends and family round for a chat.
- Create you own video
YouTube is full of video clips of people talking about themselves, so why not use it to talk about HS. Create your own clip and it may even appear on our website.
- Wear Blue Day at school or in work
What's your favourite colour? Well ours is Blue! So why not wear blue for the day to work or school, better still, ask your manager or headmaster if everyone can join in the fun by wearing blue a t-shirt, hat or wig.
- Set up an information stand in a public place
We can provide plenty of literature to put on your stand, from event information to the HS facts. You could set up anywhere you like so long as you have permission to do so.
- Do a sponsored event from our events pages
Our events section is full of good ideas, from sponsored runs to skydiving. You could even do white water rafting with your workmates.
- Hold a coffee morning
Invite your friends around for a coffee morning, and simply ask for a small donation for each mug of coffee or cake. So simple and easy to organise.