Jun 072017

My name is Sajida Parveen and I am a student at Oxford Brookes University studying for an MSc in Psychology.  As part of my course, I am conducting a research project to investigate Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) and its impact on transcription skills (handwriting and keyboarding).

I would like to invite parents of children with JIA to take part in this study by completing an anonymous online questionnaire about the impact of JIA on your child’s writing performance.  This questionnaire takes no longer than 15 minutes to complete.


Please follow the link below to the participant information sheet and the online questionnaire if you would like to take part.


Questionnaire Link:

 Posted by at 8:19 am
Sep 012015
Wear purple for jia pic

Lynette Haslip and her supporters should be extremely proud of themselves! They have raised a stonking ££2431.73 including gift aid for CAT! Well done for all your efforts, the money is going to a great cause, and will help hundreds of young people suffering from this terrible condition. CAT wishes them well for any future fund raising they do in support of JIA.

Special thanks to pupils and staff at Courtney Primary school and Highgate Infant school, HASSRA Corby, and everyone who donated to JustGiving, sent cheques, charity cheques, and indeed completed a fundraising event or silly stunt in aid of JIA awareness #wearpurpleforjia day!



 Posted by at 7:42 am
Jul 022015
2015 golf winner!

Another stunning day at Wycombe heights Golf Club, the rain held off until the golfers were in, another awesome golf competition, beautifully organised by Trisha and Heather, with big thanks to Tony McCann, Mary, Anne and Pat for making the day so special and successful and raising over £650!


Huge congratulations to Charlotte Herson, a very well deserved overall win!

 Posted by at 10:17 am
Jul 022015

Broadwater Park Golf Society had a golf day and raffle to raise funds for CAT on 30th May. Huge thanks for a massive donation of £828 pounds! A big thank you to Ladies Captain Ann White for organising and picking CAT as their charity. Well done Golfers!

 Posted by at 10:03 am
Jul 022015
it shouldnt hurt to be a child

A group of mums from Corby have been busy raising awareness about juvenile arthritis. The have inspired school children and adults alike to wear purple for a day to raise awareness of this debilitating condition. There has been a silly odd shoe day in Hertsmere school; Courtney primary school in Bristol raised over £170 by letting their pupils wear purple; the Corby mums raised £151 at a ladies pamper evening, £121 at a nursery cake sale; Lynette Haslip’s justgiving page has raised over £340, to name but a few events!

Sales of purple t shirts went well, and the children all had fun making posters for the day.

Let’s hope next year’s event is massive and the whole country get on board!

The day was part of National Arthritis Awareness Week, and is now an annual event.

You can still donate at Lynette Haslip’s just giving page, also check out their facebook page #wearpurpleforjia to give you some ideas for next year!

Lynette’s #wearpurpleforJIA

 Posted by at 9:59 am
Apr 142015
silverstone half 1

Ross Millar completed the Silverstone half marathon with Nikki and Joe. He has raised £226 plus Gift Aid for the Charity! Many thanks from all of us!

 Posted by at 8:27 pm
Apr 022015
Silverstone half 2

Back on the 18th January, I was messaged by Joe asking if I would like to run the Silverstone Half Marathon for CAT.  I have always enjoyed a bit of running – but having never run any more than 3 miles and a bit of cross country when I was in school – the thought of 13.1 miles was a little daunting to say the least.  I did some research, and although it said I needed around 12 weeks to train from scratch, I was up for the challenge! ….And I am SO glad that I said yes. After going round and seeing Celia, and hearing all about the Charity, it made it so real for me, I can do something to help these young children with arthritis!

For those of you that know me will know I am social butterfly, forever going to parties and evenings out…. But I changed my lifestyle completely overnight, no alcohol, no going out, just a clean diet, exercise 6 days a week and a hell of lot of running. And it was totally worth it!

When Joe and I got to Silverstone on the morning of the race, I was so nervous. We got our vests on, did our warm up, and soon enough we were off. We got through the start line around 3 and a half minutes in, and saw some of our friends and family there straight away – which gave us a little boost at the start. Mile 8 was particularly hard for me, but Joe pulled me through it and we carried on. We then saw everyone again at mile 10, and I think we both needed that to get us through the last 3 miles! As we got to the 12 mile mark, the legs really started to hurt. I just kept visualising that finish line, and then we saw it… it truly was such an emotional finish. I was certainly welling up, and I remember looking at Joe and just saying “WE DID IT!”. We were so pleased that we ran the whole way not stopping once, with our finish time of 02:05:53.

I am currently at £880 with a few more to collect, so will definitely be over £900. This means the absolute world. So thank you everyone who helped me get through this, and to everyone who was so generous to donate.  Love xxx



 Posted by at 10:18 am
Mar 252015

We hold three performance events every year, the proceeds of which go to our chosen charity, and this year we have decided to support the Children’s Arthritis Trust. As I have suffered from JRA since the age of 1, I am extremely happy to be supporting your charity and I hope that we can raise a lot of money over the course of this year.

Allie Cleve

 Posted by at 7:59 am