Fundraise and spread the word about the Pelvic Partnership. Help us to help more women like Susan:
“I felt desperate and so alone until I found your helpline. Thanks so much for putting me on the right path to recovery by finding a physio who could provide manual therapy; two-months ago I just wouldn’t have believed how far I could progress”.
Towards the end of 2014 we were on the brink of closure due to lack of funds in the kitty. Our reputation has been clearly growing, but our resources were not keeping up.
We were then given an extremely generous donation of £10,000 from the mother of a woman with PGP whom we helped to get treatment and put PGP behind her. We then successfully applied for a project grant from The Big Lottery Fund of a further £10,000. These two fantastic donations have enabled us to continue and move forward with specific projects to raise awareness of PGP among health professionals, which we had been unable to complete before.
YOU CAN HELP PREVENT THIS FROM HAPPENING AGAIN!
We need your on-going support to carry out our core activities supporting you.
Every little helps us to continue supporting and providing information to women with PGP and to healthcare professionals.
Here are some examples of what your fundraising will help with:
We have various projects which require funding from people like you who are willing to spare some time and raise money for our charity. In November 2015 we launched our new 'Stickmum' leaflet campaign to target healthcare professionals and spread our key message that PGP is a treatable condition. We continue to run our 'Stickmum' campaign so please help us to raise money towards it.
Another key project that we currently require funding to complete is our 'What to expect from treatment' YouTube video. We aim to produce a video providing demonstrations by an experienced physiotherapist assessing and treating PGP, and women talking about their experience of treatment. This video will empower women to ask for appropriate treatment with a manual therapist (physiotherapist, osteopath and chiropractor), or to seek a second opinion if they are not receiving effective treatment. This is important to reduce the severity of pain and disability, and the long term impact of PGP.
We have developed this project in response to the Pelvic Partnership community’s user feedback. Women contacting our telephone helpline, website and social pages tell us they need to understand treatment better. Women and healthcare professionals want to know more about what effective treatment looks like.
Thank you for your support, it really makes a difference.