Kyle with an awareness banner from Juvenile Arthritis Research raising awareness that children and young people get arthritis

Kyle's College Awareness Day and fundraiser

Kyle has been busy once again supporting Juvenile Arthritis Research and acting as an incredible advocate and ambassador raising awareness in his local community. 

You may remember Kyle from the previous fundraising live streaming that he did in support of Juvenile Arthritis Research last year

Last month to coincide with World yOung Rheumatic Diseases day (WORD day), Kyle organised an epic awareness and fundraising event at his college. With a fantastic cake sale and raffle he raised £121 to support our vital work. Well done and thank you Kyle! 

In addition to raising funds, Kyle also raised awareness by hosting this event. His friends and teachers supported the event and it is great to hear about schools and colleges getting involved in raising awareness like this; a huge shout out to Hills Road Sixth form college for their support. 

Kyle had a very busy month as he was also one of our incredibly inspirational young people on the WORD day webinar panel. Young people with various rheumatic conditions including JIA spoke of their struggles, strategies and successes. If you missed the webinar, it is available on demand at and is definitely worth a watch!

During the webinar Kyle mentions how he uses creativity such as writing poetry as a way to deal with the emotions of living with JIA. Kyle has written a powerful poem about methotrexate (which is a medication often used for JIA) that we shared previously.  Now Kyle has gone a step further and set up a blog to write about living with JIA which will become a place to share his creative writing and poetry. 

You can find his new blog at

Kyle's Poetry Instagram account is at

and his awareness-raising Instagram account is at

Thank you Kyle for all you do to raise awareness of JIA and for all the support you have shown Juvenile Arthritis Research. 

a piece of cake with purple icing and a Juvenile arthritis Research cake flag on top
Kyle's friends helping to raise awareness
a selection of cakes and bakes for Kyle's fundraising day at college
Kyle's friend helping to raise awareness