Please join me in making a difference to women's health. I'm raising money for the Vulval Pain Society (VPS) and every donation will help. Thank you in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to me, and helps thousands of women across the UK and beyond.
The VPS aims to promote and protect the physical and mental health of sufferers of vulval pain through the provision of support, education and practical advice, and to advance the education of the general public in all areas relating to vulval pain. We produce information via our website and out leaflets and handbook that helps clinicians deliver the best possible patient outcomes and care, and to ensure that the community who suffer from vulval pain receive the best treatment they can.
Vulvodynia affects 1 in 4 women at some point in their lives ( *Reed BD et al. Prevalence and demographic characteristics of vulvodynia in a population-based sample. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Feb; 206(2): 170.e1–170.e9.) and is often a distressing and debilitating condition.
The money raised will pay for 2 staff members to work part-time for one year. Their duties will include: · Reading and replying to emails · Posting on social media, liaising with media for information relating to news articles · Keeping up with the latest research · Updating and reviewing our website (soon to undergo an exciting transformation!) · Producing podcasts from audiovisual recordings and making these available on the website · Editing and updating our handbook (for clinicians and sufferers) · Responding to media enquiries with content for articles or quotes, or publicising calls for programme participants where needed · Organising workshops and conferences and many other administrative tasks that have outgrown the capacity of work that can be provided by volunteers alone.
In short: this work is the nuts and bolts of the VPS and if we can raise enough to cover their wages, it will free them up to become even more productive in raising awareness of vulvodynia.
Please help support our vital work today, so that we do the best possible to help thousands of women suffering from vulval pain. Thank you.