Mission statement

The initial concept of #GetYourBellyOut was to raise awareness of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis alongside raising funds for Crohn’s and Colitis UK to help others affected by Inflammatory Bowel Disease.  This still remains one of our main priorities however our role here at the campaign is ever evolving.

Our team understand the importance of remaining compassionate, empathetic and providing a  safe haven for the IBD community to discuss their needs and concerns. As such we hope to remain the ‘go to’ campaign that is highly thought of amongst our peers. Currently we are encouraging people to speak out, become more proactive in learning about their illness and better advocate for themselves in a clinical setting.

#GetYourBellyOut is keen to be the voice for many in the IBD community by highlighting the areas which matter most to them.  These vary from better access to support, patients to have access to an IBD nurse and encourage hospitals to meet the IBD standards. We aim to continue breaking down the myths surrounding Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis by shinning a spotlight on these illnesses wherever we can, including through the mainstream media.

In order for our campaign to continue to thrive we must look ahead, understand the trends and the focus areas that will ultimately shape #GetYourBellyOut.  We are on a constant journey working towards a better future; we aim to expand our reach, boost people’s confidence, educate and inspire the community. We will continue to make patients aware of the support services that are available to them and help to provide a safe environment for questions to be asked.

We have many plans for the future, some of which are in the final stages of planning. We could tell you all about them now but where would the fun be in that?!  Make sure you keep your beady eyes on the HOT TOPICS section of our website for any new updates.

The IBD community is at the heart of everything we do here at #GetYourBellyOut and we would like to send a heartfelt thank you to all of our campaign supporters as together with your help we can change the lives of those affected by Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

We will work tirelessly to fulfill our long-term plans in order obtain our future vision. For a better tomorrow we must lay strong foundations today.