Charity Number: 1161828
020 7000 1925
Scleroderma and Raynaud’s UK is the only charity dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by Scleroderma and Raynaud’s. We exist to improve awareness and understanding of these conditions, to support those affected, and ultimately to find a cure.
Raynaud’s is a condition that affects 1 in 6 of us. For people affected the small blood vessels in the extremities are over-sensitive to changes in temperature or stress. This causes a Raynaud's attack where the fingers can change colour from white, to blue, to red. A Raynaud's attack can be a very uncomfortable, possibly painful, process. It can also make everyday tasks, like buttoning a jacket or unzipping a purse, very difficult.
Scleroderma can be a devastating condition, not only to the individual diagnosed but also to family and friends. Scleroderma is a rare autoimmune condition, which means the body is attacking itself by overproducing collagen, causing hardening and scarring to the skin and internal organs. ‘Normal’ life can become a struggle and the simplest of tasks can become impossible as the condition reduces normal function of affected areas. Scleroderma has no cure, it is a life limiting condition and can be life threatening.
The mission of the Raynaud's & Scleroderma Association is to provide educational and emotional support for people with Raynaud's and scleroderma and their families. The Association is committed to increasing awareness of these potentially devastating conditions and raising money for essential research in order to determine cause, enhance treatment and ultimately find a cure.