My Challenge: A Poem A Day Keeps The Doctor Away!

I am a keen young poet and I really want to make a difference for those who are affected by Rheumatoid Arthritis  so I have set myself a challenge! From  the 1st January 2012 to the 31st December 2012 (366 Days) I will be writing a poem each and every day, I will post it on to my blog ( I will also post a video recording of it on to my YouTube channel ( so you can see exactly what the poem is each day!

I think it will be great to receive some support and to help an amazing charity at the same time so please sponsor me with my little challenge!

How your money will help:

£20 pays for a complex helpline call/email, research and tailored follow up
£50 funds the production of an information toolkit for a volunteer
£120 funds a resource pack for health professionals to provide patient support
£500 funds the setting up of an NRAS group in the UK
£880 pays for an average month’s mailing of requested information leaflets
£2,000 pays to run an information day

About NRAS:

NRAS provides support, information and advocacy for people with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, their families, friends and carers. We are also a resource for health professionals with an interest in rheumatology and work closely with rheumatology teams across the UK.
Our goal is ‘a better life for people living with rheumatoid arthritis’ and we seek to achieve this by:
Providing information, education, support and advocacy
Raising public and government awareness of RA
Campaigning for equity of access to best treatment and care
Facilitating the networking of people with RA and encouraging self-help

To find out more please visit:

My reason for choosing this charity:

This is very simple my Mum who is my Best Friend as well as my Mum has RA so I can see firsthand what this condition does and the difficulties it causes those who have it.

I know that my target is quite large (£1000) but I know that a lot of good can be done with this amount of money and with your help I think I could make a big difference to a charity which is close to my heart.

Take a look at my Just Giving page to donate and support my challenge:


Please support me and help me out in my challenge!

– Esjae x


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