Help us to help you or someone dear to you that is struggling with the impact of a bladder illness
Get involved with Bladder Health UK
Get involved with Bladder Health UK
Why Should I Contribute to Bladder Health UK?
As a small charity we do not recieve any statutory funding and so depend on many and varied ways to raise money to sustain the work that we do. Donations - large or small - make a big difference to the thousands of people who use our information and support services because they help Bladder Health UK to continue to develop and keep up to date with the latest news and views on Bladder /Urology issues. Importantly it means we are able to support and communicate key messages to members old and new.
Finding ways to cope with bladder illness is often a slow, painful, bewildering and lonely task.Your contribution to Bladder Health UK will help those who are struggling for an accurate diagnosis by enabling us to provide them with personal support and valuable information. Your donations will help us to alleviate the loneliness and isolation that many feel and will put them in touch with others also suffering from this debilitating illness.
Your gift will help to fund research into chronic bladder illness and support us to strive to identify the cause of the desease and to develop better and effective treatment or even a cure.
We regularly receive e-mails and calls from members telling us just how important BHUK work is and thanking us for all we have done for them but without your support none of this would have been possible. Your generosity brings hope to those who are in despair and gives them faith in the possibility of something better. People like Sarah.
Sarah was 28 when she first developed a painful bladder. Antibiotics prescribed by her GP were ineffective in curing the problem and Sarah was passed to a urologist who dismissed her problems as being psychological. In terrible pain, virtually housebound and feeling isolated and in despair Sarah became suicidal. Then, following an article featuring the BHUK Foundation in a magazine, Sarah made contact with us. We put her in touch with a local group of our members who were able to offer Sarah support on her journey to obtain a diagnosis. We gave Sarah information on interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome, which was a disease she did not know at the time even existed and were able to offer support to Sarah's husband via our advice line. Sarah was subsequently diagnosed with interstitial cystitis and we were able to offer Sarah our Interstitial Cystitis Handbook and dietary advice in the form of a Diet Booklet. She was put on regular medication which enabled her life to resume and we were able to reassure Sarah that although, the condition was lifelong, we would always be here to support and advise her.
Every donation makes a difference, no matter how small, and delivers the gift of hope to so many. Many, like Sarah, who without us might give up all hope. Just £10.00 enables us to staff our advice line for one hour during which time we might speak to four /six people who will benefit from our help, at least two of whom will be suicidal. Please give that gift today.
Did you know that a £100 donation to BHUK
will pay for postage of 25 patient literature and medical information packs? - a lifeline for those trying to make sense of their condition
Did you know that a £150 donation to BHUK
enables us to staff our Advice Line for 1 hour. During that time we can take up to 6 calls from people who would otherwise have nowhere else to turn
Did you know that a £300 donation to BHUK
funds a specialist to speak to a community group - helping to raise awareness of chronic bladder issues
Did you know that a £2000 donation to BHUK
pays for the up-dating and redesign of BHUK handbooks - making sure that the correct information is available to people who may be isolated and who do not use to social media
Did you know that a £4500/5000 donation to BHUK
will sponsor one of our regional workshops/HCP study days to inform and educate about functional / benign bladder issues.
Ways to donate
"It started off as a donation, now I actually work here. Its been a wonderful journey…"