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What should I do if my local restaurant hasn’t heard about the law on gluten-free?

Give them more information about the law or pass them onto us and we can help. We have lots of information in our Food Industry Professionals section.

How often does Coeliac UK hold its Raffles?

We hold our Raffles twice a year, once in spring and the other at Christmas. All winners and their winning ticket numbers are available on our website within a week of the draw taking place. For a full list, visit our Raffle page.

Is it difficult to fundraise?

Getting involved in fundraising events and activities, no matter how small or large, can be a fantastic way to give back and raise funds for charity.

Larger events will take more time and effort to organise but smaller events can be easy to set up and run, so however big you’re thinking please get in contact with our Fundraising Team to talk about what you’d like to do.

I don’t have much spare time; will fundraising take up a lot of my time?

There are many ways you can fundraise without giving up a lot of your precious time and we are grateful for any time you are able to give.

Whether you’re willing to supply your local supermarket with our collection tins, offer your help at a preplanned event or even take on a challenge such as a half marathon, there are many ways you can get involved.

Contact our Fundraising Team to find out more about the ways you can give your time to fundraise.

Can I volunteer if I work full time?

Yes. Many of our volunteers work full time. We aim to provide flexible roles which can be carried out around your other commitments, be they work, family or leisure.

How can my small contribution make a difference?

Amounts both large and small can help make a real difference to the lives of those with coeliac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis. We are grateful for any amount raised and we put funds raised towards research, campaigns and support for our Members.

Where does the money I raise go?

The funds raised by our Members play a vital part in the service we offer people with coeliac disease.

  • We provide information and support to over 60,000 Members
  • We campaign to improve diagnosis, for improved follow up care and safe food.
  • We fund research into the disease, new treatments and potential cures.
  • We also work closely with healthcare professionals and build unique networks with food manufacturers, retailers and caterers.

Why are fundraisers so important to Coeliac UK?

We rely on the generosity of our Members and supporters to raise income as the Charity receives no government funding. Our fundraisers not only raise essential funds for the Charity, but they also raise much needed awareness about coeliac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis and the gluten-free diet. 

Can the Community pharmacy supply of gluten-free foods toolkit be used for individual GP dispensing practices?

It would be difficult to set up a pharmacy led supply scheme as an independent. If you are interested in setting up a pharmacy led supply scheme we would recommend speaking with your local Clinical Commissioning Group and other GP surgeries in your area to consider the potential for collaboration.

Items supplied on prescription are reimbursed through the national Prescription Pricing Department (PPD). The PPD receives all prescriptions dispensed and reimburses individual pharmacies and GP dispensaries accordingly.The cost of each prescription is taken from the appropriate GP surgery prescribing budget. In Northamptonshire, when the pharmacy led supply scheme was introduced in 2006, the funds came from the existing Primary Care Trust (PCT) prescribing budget.

I have registered for an event; can I raise money for Coeliac UK?

Yes! We are always delighted to hear from individuals who have secured a place in an event. Whether you are running 5km or swimming across Lake Windermere, we would like to hear from you. Download our sponsorship form for offline donations or create a fundraising page at JustGiving. JustGiving is an easy and effective way to collect your sponsorship money without having to worry about chasing your donors after the event. Don’t forget to get touch with Fundraising Team to let us know about your fundraising efforts.

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