PSC Support's Chance to Win a Festive Boost
Ecclesiastical Mvement for Good 12 Days
PSC Support is calling on supporters to nominate the charity to win £1,000 festive financial boost as part of Ecclesiastical Insurance’s annual 12 days of giving Christmas campaign.
Now into its fifth year, the campaign sees the specialist insurer giving 120 different charities an early Christmas gift of a £1,000 donation, with 10 winners announced each weekday from 6 to 21 December.
It’s quick and easy to nominate and vote for PSC Support online. Nominations are open from 8 November to 20 December.
Winners will be drawn at random and the more times PSC Support is nominated the more chance it has of being selected.
Earlier this year PSC Support was one of the 500 winning charities to receive £1,000 and this year PSC Support is asking even more of its supporters to vote for the charity again.
PSC is a rare and complex autoimmune liver disease that has no cure. Liver transplantation is currently the only lifesaving option for people with PSC, yet it returns in around 30%. People with PSC also have an increased risk of colon and bile duct cancers. For patients and their families, a PSC diagnosis is devastating, impacting quality of life not only physically, but also emotionally.
One patient told us that the most difficult thing about living with PSC was “Trying to lead a normal life while suffering from symptoms that most people don’t understand or can't relate to.”
This £1,000 award will help to develop the new PSC Support App. This will allow doctors and patients to quickly gain meaningful information about trends in their health and quality of life, and help them make better decisions about symptom management and eligibility for clinical trials in PSC.
PSC Support is encouraging everyone to use their social media channels to ask people to vote for them to give the charity the best possible chance of winning.
Martine Walmsley, PSC Support Chair of Trustees, said: “PSC Support is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the lives of people living with PSC and funding research towards a cure.
"PSC is one of the most complex and challenging liver diseases known today and people with PSC desperately need to be able to access high quality care and critically, an effective treatment to slow or stop progression of the disease.
"These two goals are at the heart of the new PSC Support App and £1,000 boost would help us to build on and speed up our its development.”
Mark Hews, Group CEO of Ecclesiastical, said: “As a commercial company with a charitable purpose, giving back is at the heart of our business. In fact, Ecclesiastical is the fourth largest corporate donor in the UK*
“Our annual 12 days of giving Christmas campaign has supported hundreds of charities over the past four years and I’m delighted that we will once again help charities change lives for the better.
“We know that for many charities £1,000 can make a real difference. We’re encouraging supporters to get their nominations in this Christmas to give them a chance of winning another festive financial boost.”
* Directory of Social Change’s The Guide to UK Company Giving