Endometriosis UK

Endometriosis Support Appeal

With hospital waiting lists at a record-high, help us continue to be there for those impacted by endometriosis when they need us most.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1035810)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£18,000

Amount raised

£15,410

Donations

244

Championed by Candis Club

    Categories

  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Information/AdviceInformation/Advice
  • Mental HealthMental Health

    Helping

  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

1.5 million in the UK with endometriosis – and most struggle to have their voice heard.⁠ Endometriosis is a disease where cells similar to the ones lining the womb are found elsewhere in the body. It currently takes on average 8 years to get a diagnosis of endometriosis in the UK. Common symptoms include chronic pelvic pain, painful periods, painful bowel movements, fatigue and difficulty getting pregnant. The disease affects one in 10 women and those assigned female at birth – approximately 1.5 million in the UK - and there is currently no cure and no scientific evidence to prove what causes it. With NHS waiting lists at an all-time-high due to Covid-19, we know that now more than ever, those impacted by endometriosis need our support.

Solution

Endometriosis UK believe in a world where endometriosis is recognised and understood, and where the disease does not limit people’s lives. We provide free, reliable information about endometriosis through our digital resources and webinar programme, plus emotional support through our Helpline and Support Groups. Since the start of the pandemic we've delivered as much digital support as we can, and want provide even more in 2022.

  • We must not underestimate the capabilities of this disease, I really don’t want anyone else to go through this.

    — Lauraine

  • I relied on Endometriosis UK’s resources in the very early stages of my understanding of the disease. I know the work the charity does and how important it is. I know how it’s been for those with endometriosis over the last two years, struggling to get the care they so desperately need.

    — Rachel

  • I chose to support Endometriosis UK because of my sister. Do not underestimate the importance of each step forward in the fight against this disease. Don't think that a small group of individuals cannot change the world.

    — Cormac