Football event shows Kirsty is more than match for Crohn’s Disease, Kirsty Clubley who is organising a football tournament, funday and raffle to raise money for charity. Pictured with a signed NCFC shirt and ball which are two of the raffle prizes.
Mrs Clubley, of Thunder Lane, Thorpe St Andrew, was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease, which affects the bowel, when she was just 19.
After years of struggling against the condition, Mrs Clubley has decided to set up a charity event tomorrow to raise awareness of bowel diseases Crohn’s and colitis.
“I’m not going to let Crohn’s rule my life,” she said.
“I want to stand up for people with the condition.”
And Mrs Clubley has been backed by Norwich City skipper Russell Martin, a colitis sufferer, who has donated a signed Canaries shirt and football for a prize draw at the charity event.
Crohn’s and colitis are the main two forms of inflammatory bowel disease which can affect people in many ways. It can limit the types of food and drink a person can digest and cause chronic fatigue. There is no known cure.
For Mrs Clubley, her condition meant she felt unable to go out to socialise with her friends and she became extremely cautious about what she could eat.