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Rare Disease UK will be hosting receptions in the Welsh Assembly, Houses of Parliament and Scottish Parliament to mark Rare Disease Day. We want decision-makers and government to understand the impact rare diseases have on the lives of individuals and their families and to make rare diseases a health priority. You can help by writing to your Assembly Member, Member of Parliament, or Member of Scottish Parliament to invite them to attend the receptions.
Sharing your experience with your local representative is a powerful way to make change and influence decisions about rare diseases. A letter template to help you write to your local representative is available here.
Sign up to our newsletter to receive the latest rare disease news and find out the ways in which you can get involved with our campaigning activities. You can also share your experience with us, by writing a blog or becoming a media spokesperson, just email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us how you want to raise awareness.
We rely on our fabulous fundraisers to help us continue our work. Take on a challenge event, throw a star party and get your friends to dress as their favourite celebrity, or do a star bake sale at work, there are so many ways to raise money for Rare Disease UK. We’ll send you everything you need to make your event or idea a success, and you’ll get our support to make sure it is fun!
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The easiest way to illuminate the rare reality is to add your own star and share on your social media. Not big on social media? Just having conversations with your friends and family is a great way to spread the word, you never know where sharing your story may end up.