20th June 2017
Can you help us this Small Charity Week?
A message from Arlene Wilkie, Chief Executive
From 19-24 June we are joining other charities and supporters throughout the UK in marking Small Charity Week, which raises awareness of the vital work done by so many charities. Small charities likes us make an invaluable contribution to change the lives of millions of individuals and communities. But we can’t do this alone.
Every day we see the real impact of migraine on people living with this debilitating disease for which there is no cure. Migraine affects over eight million people – equivalent to the populations of Scotland and Wales, more than are affected by diabetes, epilepsy and asthma combined.
"I've had times I'm ashamed to say I wish I wasn't here. When that pain hits... it all seems too unbearable. It ruins your life and others' around you." Mum of four, Carol, 54, had her first migraine at just six years old
We are the largest charity in the UK for people with migraine, yet we are still a small charity. We are extremely proud of the work that we do and the huge strides that we’ve made despite our limited resources.
Please will you make a donation today and help us make a difference to thousands of people who need our help every year? Click here to donate >
In my first year as Chief Executive, I’ve been incredibly heartened to see first hand the impact of our work on people of all ages. Our support services team deals with hundreds of enquiries each month; such as people who fear for their livelihood because of migraine or parents who feel helpless witnessing their child in extreme pain and distress.
"It was good to talk to someone who actually understood - particularly how disruptive a migraine can be to family and business life."
The Migraine Trust is making progress in reducing the burden of migraine on you, your family, employers, the NHS and society as a whole. But we desperately need to do so much more. Our work is mostly funded by the generosity and support of individuals like you through donations, fundraising and legacies. We are not part of the NHS and do not receive any government funding.
A donation of £10 could help us provide support to a person experiencing difficulties related to their migraine. £25 could help us develop our resources to help people understand and manage migraine, while £50 could help an important discovery be made through our research programme.
Will you join us this Small Charity Week in supporting the services we provide to people affected by migraine? Please, if you are able, make a donation online here or send the text message MIGR26 £10 to 70070.
With grateful thanks for your help.