Ilkley Family Fun Day 2018

 Saturday June 2nd saw our third Family Fun Day at Nell Bank in Ilkley.

 Ilkley Family day

The fun day at Nell Bank gave us the opportunity to share all our latest news, this included what NRAS is doing to raise awareness about JIA, our campaign work and how parents can challenge their child’s education setting.

We love meeting all the families and listening to children laughing and watching them running around with each other, if you didn’t know, no one would believe these children had a life changing long term condition.

This year, the parents and other adults were able to attend talks given by Chloe Scarlett and her mum and Dr Jacqui Clinch. Chloe is 32, she has had JIA since she was 2 years old. Both Chloe and her mum described her journey at that time, the challenges and the highlights and the whole group discussed their experiences and how very different treatment is now. Dr Jacqui Clinch gave an informative, interactive talk which included the history of JIA, current research and best practice and answered a lot of questions from parents and carers.

We know these days are so valued by families and look forward to next year’s event in Ilkley!

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