Founded in March 2014 the award winning #GetYourBellyOut campaign raises awareness of Inflammatory Bowel Disease on a global scale.
The #GetYourBellyOut campaign encourages people to take a photograph of their belly and post it to social media. The idea is to showcase that whether you have an ostomy, scars or no visible signs at all we’re united in the fight against IBD.
From humble beginnings the campaign has blossomed with its ‘bellies’ having helped to raise over £68,000 for the charity Crohn’s and Colitis UK. Supporters have taken part in various fundraising activities, social gatherings and charity evenings over the past three years. The campaign educates, supports and restores people’s confidence.
#GetYourBellyOut is run on a voluntary basis by Lorna Haymes, Victoria Marie and Gemma Wills along with a wonderful team of helpers. Each of the founders has a form of Inflammatory Bowel Disease and have personal reasons as to why they’re so heavily invested in such an important global awareness campaign.
‘We are proud and privileged to be working with everyone associated with the #GetYourBellyOut campaign – long may it continue!’ – David Barker Chief Executive of Crohn’s and Colitis UK.
‘Two years ago, thanks to #GetYourBellyOut and all of their amazing inspiring warriors I FINALLY told everyone my 14 year old secret! I’ll forever be grateful to this campaign and the amazing people I’ve met through it who gave me the confidence to do something I thought I’d never in my life even think of doing. So thank you from the bottom of my heart’ – #GetYourBellyOut campaign supporter Francesca.
Take your time browsing the website in order to discover all of the amazing things that the campaign has achieved and learn about the hard work that #GetYourBellyOut is investing into supporting the ever expanding global IBD community. You will find all of the latest updates listed in the Recent Projects tab or for more information about Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis please visit the Crohn’s and Colitis UK website.
In the meantime if you have a question please don’t delay in contacting the GetYourBellyOut team.