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What is campaigning

Fiona, Arthritis Research UK campaign officer, and Graciela creating a mind map

Campaigning is about getting change and making your community, your region or your country better. It's about making sure everyone has a voice.

Most of all, campaigning is a way to tackle issues that matter to you.

Campaigning can take all shapes and sizes. If you’ve ever bought Fairtrade coffee, taken part in something like the ice bucket challenge or signed a petition, you're a campaigner.

Anything that raises awareness, or that strives to change something, is campaigning.

What are we campaigning for?

There are three key areas that need urgent action if we want to push back the limits of arthritis for the 10 million people living in pain in the UK today.

We need local politicians to champion these areas by listening to people with arthritis and taking action in Parliament and at our councils.

  • A group of people doing tai chi

    Preventing arthritis

    Prevention is about making sure that the next generation don’t have to live with the pain, isolation and fatigue of arthritis.

  • A family walking with their dog

    Transforming services and support for people with arthritis

    Transformation is about changing the services and support available for people with arthritis.

  • Three scientists doing their job

    Curing arthritis

    Cure is all about harnessing the power of exceptional sceince to make everyday life better for all people with all kinds of arthritis, and championing the UK’s leading role in research.

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Arthritis Research UK fund research into the cause, treatment and cure of arthritis. You can support Arthritis Research UK by volunteering, donating or visiting our shops.