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#5forApril Challenge

#5forApril Challenge

Did you know that 5,000 people in the UK have EB? Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) is a painful genetic skin condition causing the skin to tear and blister at the slightest touch. This can make daily life very challenging. In its most severe form, EB can mean hours of dressing changes daily, fused fingers and toes and extreme itching and pain. Sadly, it can also be fatal. 

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Make a difference

This April join our #5forApril challenge by taking on any challenge using the number 5!

Choose a challenge to suit you and let your imagination run wild - the options are endless. We have shared some examples below: 

  • Walk 5k everyday
  • Cycle 50 miles throughout April
  • Bake 5 cakes and sell them to your friends
  • Learn 5 new wheelchair exercises
  • Do 500 squats in a week 
  • Take 5 minutes every day to learn a new skill

You will receive a FREE digital starter pack when you sign up and we'll support you throughout your challenge.

Your 5 for April challenge will help support the EB community so that an EB diagnosis doesn't have to mean a lifetime of pain and no one has to face EB alone.

“The most difficult thing about EB is seeing your child in pain, knowing that the care you are giving is causing so much distress. The support I have received from DEBRA has been outstanding and makes a real difference.” Katie, mum to Jamie with severe EB.

DEBRA UK has faced one of its toughest years in its history, but with your help we have been able to continue to provide vital services to the EB community. Support such as financial, emotional, practical and medical help. By taking on a challenge you are helping us continue to do this.


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When: April 2021

Where: Anywhere!

Fundraising target: £126 - this amount could provide DEBRA's support services to someone living with EB - really making a difference to people's quality of life. 

Please remember to follow the current government guidelines at the time of your challenge.

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Tell everyone about it

EB infographicShare your fundraising page, share this infographic and share your pictures as you take on your challenge. The more people that know about it, the more awareness we raise of EB and the closer we can get to a cure.

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If you would like to support our 5 for April Challenge without doing a challenge, you can donate below. THANK YOU.

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