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Find out how your support is funding research that transforms lives

In our Welcome booklet (PDF, 444KB) you can read a brief history of the charity. Thanks to our generous supporters, Arthritis Research UK has been pushing back the limits of arthritis for many years - since 1936, in fact. 

In that time, we've achieved a huge amount including developing a whole new class of drugs that has helped to transform life for many people with inflammatory arthritis, like Catherine. 

Catherine was first diagnosed when she was just 12 years old. Now with a young family of her own, she finds every day is a battle against the pain her conditions cause her. 

"Every dream that you have, all the things you want to do with your family are taken away, because arthritis gets in the way," Catherine says. "That's why what Arthritis Research UK does is so important. It gives everyone with arthritis hope." 

Download our Welcome booklet (PDF, 444KB) to find out more about dedicated researchers who are working to give people like Catherine everyday freedom from the pain, isolation and fatigue of arthritis. 

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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.