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Empowering Lupus Warriors: Setting Boundaries for a Healthy Festive Season

The festive season, synonymous with joy, unity, and celebration, can present unique challenges for individuals battling lupus. At The Hibbs Lupus Trust, we’re committed to enabling our lupus community to confidently manage their well-being during the holiday period. A fundamental aspect of this is the establishment of boundaries – an empowering strategy for navigating social…

A Heartfelt Thank You: The Big Bird 5K 2023

First and foremost, our deepest gratitude goes to Kellie and her family, whose unwavering commitment to the Hibbs Lupus Trust continues to inspire us all. The Big Bird 5K wouldn’t be possible without their dedication, hard work, and passion for making a difference in the lives of those affected by lupus. Kellie, you are a…
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Celebrate the Season of Giving with Hibbs Lupus Trust eCards

This holiday season, spread joy and support a great cause with the Hibbs Lupus Trust Christmas E-Cards. Our selection of festive e-cards not only conveys warm wishes but also contributes to the fight against lupus. Visit www.hibbslupustrust.org/ecards/ to explore our diverse range of designs, from classic winter scenes to vibrant modern illustrations. Whether you’re sending greetings to…
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Join Us in Making a Difference this Giving Tuesday!

As Giving Tuesday approaches, The Hibbs Lupus Trust is gearing up for a day dedicated to generosity, kindness, and making a positive impact in the lives of those affected by lupus. This global day of giving, which falls on Tuesday 28 November 2023, is a powerful reminder of the spirit of philanthropy that defines the…
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Light Up the Season with Hope: The Hibbs Lupus Trust Christmas Jumper Campaign

Warm festive greetings from the Hibbs Lupus Trust! As the holiday season approaches, we are excited to launch our Christmas Jumper Campaign and invite you to join us in spreading joy, warmth, and hope to those affected by lupus. Campaign Overview: This Christmas, we’re not just donning our cosiest Christmas jumpers; we’re wrapping ourselves in…
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Caring for a Loved One with Lupus: A Compassionate Guide by The Hibbs Lupus Trust

Caring for someone with lupus requires patience, understanding, and compassion. Remember, it's also crucial for caregivers to look after their well-being.

Join the Lupus Movement: Follow, Like, Share, and Stand in Solidarity!

At the Hibbs Lupus Trust, we believe in the power of community, support, and advocacy. Our mission is to raise awareness about lupus, support those affected by it, and contribute to ongoing research for a cure. Today, we’re reaching out to YOU, our incredible supporters, to help us amplify our impact and spread the word…
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Stay Active and Healthy: Exercise Routines Tailored for Lupus Patients

Living with lupus can present unique challenges, but maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle is crucial for overall well-being. At the Hibbs Lupus Trust, we understand the importance of staying active while managing the symptoms of lupus. In this blog post, we’ll explore exercise routines specially tailored for lupus patients to help you stay fit,…
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Embrace World Kindness Day: Extend a Hand to Those Battling Lupus

On this World Kindness Day, the Hibbs Lupus Trust urges everyone to join hands in spreading compassion and understanding. Kindness has the power to create ripples of positivity, and this year, we encourage you to extend your kindness to those facing the challenges of lupus. Lupus is an autoimmune disease that affects millions of people…
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The Invisible Struggle: Fatigue Associated with Lupus

Living with lupus can be an uphill battle, as those affected face a range of symptoms that can vary in intensity and impact on daily life. Among these symptoms, one that stands out and is often overlooked is fatigue. Fatigue associated with lupus can be debilitating and pervasive, affecting not only the physical but also…
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What Is Lupus?

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects millions of people worldwide, but its understanding and recognition remain limited. The Hibbs Lupus Trust is dedicated to raising awareness and supporting individuals affected by lupus, so it’s essential to dive into the fundamental question: What is lupus? In this post, we’ll explore the intricacies of this…
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Unraveling the Mystery: Common Questions About Lupus

Lupus is a complex and multifaceted disease that often leaves patients and their loved ones with numerous questions. At The Hibbs Lupus Trust, we believe in the power of information. Here, we delve into some of the most common questions about lupus, providing you with a better understanding of this chronic illness. Lupus is a…

Join the Hibbs Lupus Trust Fundraising Movement!

Are you ready to make a real impact on the lives of people battling lupus? The Hibbs Lupus Trust invites you to be a part of something extraordinary. With your support, we can continue our mission to raise awareness, provide essential resources, and make a tangible difference in the lives of those affected by lupus.…

The Big Bird 5km Run 2023

The Hibbs Lupus Trust is delighted to announce the return of The Big Bird 5km Run in 2023! This spectacular event, hosted by our fantastic supporter Kellie, is set to take place at 10 am on Sunday, 26th November 2023, in Wolverhampton’s East Park. We look back on last year’s run with immense gratitude. The…
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Embracing Mental Health As Part of Your Lupus Journey

At the Hibbs Lupus Trust, we acknowledge the importance of mental health, especially for individuals living with lupus. Today, on World Mental Health Day, we take this opportunity to shed light on the often overlooked psychological aspects of this chronic disease. Living with lupus can be challenging. The unpredictable nature of the disease, the physical…
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Unlocking the Benefits of Holistic Wellness for Lupus Patients

Living with lupus can be challenging, but incorporating holistic wellness practices into your daily routine can significantly improve your overall well-being. The Hibbs Lupus Trust is dedicated to raising awareness and supporting lupus patients in their journey to better health. In this blog post, we will explore the benefits of holistic wellness and provide practical…
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Embrace the New Week

Happy Monday! The Hibbs Lupus Trust wishes you a wonderful start to your week. We hope this message finds you well and full of optimism as we stand together in our shared mission. It’s a new day, a new week, and a new opportunity for us all to make a difference in the lives of…
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Unleash Your Adventurous Side: 2025 Challenges Are Now Live!

Exciting News! We are thrilled to announce that The Hibbs Lupus Trust’s 2025 Challenges are officially LIVE! Get ready to step out of your comfort zone and embrace the spirit of adventure. This year, we have a plethora of exhilarating challenges that will push your limits, fuel your passion, and most importantly, raise vital funds…
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Celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day: Empowering Lupus Patients through Inclusivity

Today, as we commemorate the Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), we at The Hibbs Lupus Trust are excited to raise awareness and promote the importance of digital accessibility for everyone, including individuals living with lupus. It is vital to recognise the unique challenges faced by lupus patients and emphasise the need for accessible technology in…
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Embracing Mental Health Awareness Week 2023

As we celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week, it’s crucial to acknowledge the unique challenges faced by lupus patients in maintaining their mental well-being. Living with lupus, a chronic autoimmune disorder, can be physically and emotionally demanding, making it even more important to prioritise mental health. In this blog post, we’ll explore the connection between lupus…
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Lupus and Gentle Exercise

Living with lupus can be a challenging and often unpredictable experience. As an autoimmune disease, lupus can cause a wide range of symptoms, including joint pain, fatigue, and inflammation. While there is currently no cure for lupus, there are ways to manage symptoms and improve overall health and wellbeing. One such way is through gentle…
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Thank you, James!

Meet James, a devoted husband and father who recently ran the London Marathon to support his wife Alice, who lives with lupus. Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects millions of people worldwide, causing inflammation, pain, and fatigue. Alice was diagnosed with lupus in 2013, and since then, James has been by her side,…
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Take on a Charity Challenge in 2023

Are you looking for a way to challenge yourself and make a positive impact in the world? Consider taking on a charity challenge in 2023 and supporting the Hibbs Lupus Trust. Not only will you push yourself to new limits, but you’ll also be contributing to a vital cause that supports those affected by lupus.…
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Fellow Lupus Warriors

Dear fellow lupus warriors, We want you to know that you are seen, heard, and supported. Your strength and resilience in the face of this chronic autoimmune disease is truly inspiring. We understand that living with lupus can be challenging, and it may feel like you are fighting a battle every single day. But, we…
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giving Tuesday 2022

Since 2012, Giving Tuesday has been celebrated on the Tuesday after Black Friday & Cyber Monday to encourage people to do good. With your help we can be there for more people living with lupus. A £15 donation will provide a care pack for patients experiencing a flare.  “I received my care pack today, what…
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Charity Christmas eCards 2022

Help support people living with lupus this Christmas by sending festive eCards to your loved ones. Brighten someone’s day by sending them a Hibbs Lupus Trust charity eCard. Just pick a design, add your message, donation and click send!
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Joint letter to the Chancellor ahead of the Autumn Statement

We are deeply concerned about the impact the cost of living crisis is having and will have on people living with ill health and disability, and their carers.
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Lupus in Pregnancy

Every year, many women diagnosed with lupus become pregnant and go on to have a healthy baby. However, lupus increases the chances of problems.
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Heatwave Tips To Keep Cool

Stay cool indoors – many of us will need to stay safe at home this summer so know how to keep your home cool.
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UK Heat Wave

Don’t forget your water, sun screen and a sun hat when you are out and about this week. Avoid excess sun exposure as sunlight can cause a lupus rash or even trigger a serious flare of the disease itself. We’d love to see you wearing your sun hats, tag us in your social media photos!…
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Thank you Lilly, Jessica, Daisy and Matthias

Dear Lilly, Jessica, Daisy and Matthias, I was so excited to receive your letter this week and read about your wonderful fundraising efforts at school. Your teacher, Mr Holt, has told me about the amazing children in Year 6 at Birkenshaw C.E. (C) Primary School and the outstanding work you have all been doing in…
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Shop Amazon Prime Day Deals & Raise Funds For Free – 12th and 13th July 2022

If you shop Amazon Prime Day deals between 12th and 13th July 2022, you can make a difference: Simply shop at www.smile.amazon.co.uk or with AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon Shopping app, and AmazonSmile will DOUBLE donations to The Hibbs Lupus Trust at no extra cost.  The products available are exactly the same and at the same price as…
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In loving memory of Moira Bain

It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of our beloved Moira Bain. Nan to Viki & John, Moira has been our biggest champion. She has taken part in walks, constantly dressed up in fabulous costumes to host information stands and has been raising awareness and funds at more car boot sales…
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2nd Anniversary of the First UK Lockdown. 

Today on the 2nd anniversary of the first UK lockdown, we, along with 70 other organisations reflect on the toll that Covid has taken, and continues to take on people throughout the country. Two years on, the government have just launched their ‘Living with Covid’ plan which involves lifting most of the protective measures put…
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Go Purple & Celebrate World Lupus Day 2022

Between the 6th and 13th May we’ll be celebrating and we’d love for you to join in! In celebration of World Lupus Day on 10th May we want you to Go Purple between 6th – 13th May.  Whether you’re at home, school or work, getting involved couldn’t be simpler! You could Go Purple for a day…
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Just Launched – Jurassic Coast Trek!

Our Newest Charity Challenge is Live Now! We’re really excited to reveal that we’ve added a brand new charity challenge to our calendar for 2022 – the Jurassic Coast Trek! Supporters can join us as we explore England’s only natural World Heritage Site, where dramatic coastal views and iconic landmarks await. Our two-day journey encompasses the…
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Double donations for The Hibbs Lupus Trust

Did you know that you can help us raise funds for FREE just by shopping online? Double Donations Week is back – a whole week of 2x donations when your supporters shop at participating stores, including John Lewis, Currys, TUI, Debenhams, MADE, QVC and over 20 more! From Monday 28th February to Sunday 6th March…
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New Fundraising Platform

We are super excited to launch our own fundraising platform! Create YOUR personalised campaign page or start a team with friends and together we will beat lupus! Take a look around now!
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Charity Christmas eCards 2021

Help support people living with lupus this Christmas by sending festive eCards to your loved ones. Brighten someone’s day by sending them a Hibbs Lupus Trust charity eCard. Just pick a design, add your message, donation and click send!
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Black Friday Charity Fundraising 2021

Grabbing a #BlackFriday bargain? Black Friday might not be until 26th November, but the offers are already live! Use GiveasyouLive or Amazon Smile when you shop online to generate free donations for us too! Money raised will enable us to provide more support to people affected by lupus. Thank you!

GREAT BIRMINGHAM RUN 2022

Birmingham’s biggest and best running events return to the city’s streets in May 2022. Take your place on the Great Birmingham Run 10k or half marathon start line and be part of the celebration. Join #TeamHibbsLupusTrust on 1st May 2022. We are always grateful for your support and for any funds you can raise for us.…
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Spooktacular Halloween Fancy Dress Competition

Join us and take part in our Spooktacular Halloween Virtual Fancy Dress Competition! Head over to our Halloween page to and enter today! We can’t wait to see your spooky themed costumes!
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Good Luck Toni & Sarah – London Marathon 2021

Good luck to Sarah & Toni who are running the London Marathon on Sunday to raise awareness of lupus. Their dedication to the cause is admiral. Preparing for those 26.2 miles is no mean feat; the hours of training, the sacrifices made and the effort will ready them both but what will keep them placing…
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London Marathon Ballot 2022

Join #TeamHibbsLupusTrust at the London Marathon – 2nd October 2022. The London Marathon 2022 ballot is open from Sunday 3rd October 2021 until 21:00 on Friday 8th October 2021. If you are successful in the London Marathon public ballot for 2022 we would be delighted to have you join Team Hibbs Lupus Trust. We are…
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Skydive FREE!

Test your nerve with a tandem skydive! Imagine standing at the edge of an open doorway in an aircraft flying at 10,000 feet – the noise of the engines and the wind ringing in your ears with only the outline of distant fields below. Now imagine leaning forward out of that doorway and letting go…
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Explore Hadrian’s Wall

Explore Hadrian’s Wall as we trek 25km from Housesteads Roman Fort to Wall Town National Park Centre, encompassing the most fascinating of ruins.  Hadrian’s Wall was built in AD122 on the orders of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, and stretched from the East to West coasts of Britain from Bowness on Solway in the West to…
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Joint letter to the Prime Minister urging him to reconsider lifting virtually all infection control measures

On July 13 National Voices sent a joint letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson signed and endorsed by nearly 60 member organisations including The Hibbs Lupus Trust asking him to urgently reconsider the decision to lift virtually all infection control measures. The letter said that to National Voices members it is becoming apparent that a…
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A compassionate conversation can go a long way.

National Voices and Centre for Mental Health have been speaking to people with long-term physical conditions and found they need more help and understanding from health professionals to support their mental health. They have launched a report and campaign called #AskHowIAm. We are proud to work alongside National Voices and support this campaign calling for compassionate…