Rotary club raises cash to help cure Crohn’s and colitis

Members of Dalkeith Rotary Club
Members of Dalkeith Rotary Club
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A charity which donates 100 per cent of its funds to medical research into Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis has benefited from a cash boost from Dalkeith Rotary Club.

Members organised a collection at Dobbies Garden Centre in Midlothian and raised the impressive sum of £1,000, thanks to generous customers.

The money has been donated to Scots charity Cure Crohn’s Colitis (C3) based on the south side of Glasgow.

The charity has embarked on a four-year £475,000 research project to find the environmental factors which trigger the two devastating inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD).

Scotland has one of the highest rates of IBD in the world. In young people, the incidence has doubled every 10 years for the past four decades.

It is a devastating and life-long condition causing severe abdominal pain, sickness, extreme fatigue and diarrhea.