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PCOS Story: Rachel on never giving up hope on her fertility journey

Post by Rachel, Verity chair (CN: mention of weight loss and miscarriage) One of my earliest memories is being 3.5 years old and playing mummy with my cabbage patch doll. It’s all I ever wanted to do and be and I knew I would do whatever it took to make it happen - one way… Continue reading PCOS Story: Rachel on never giving up hope on her fertility journey

Real stories, Stages of life, Trustees

PCOS Story: What I wish I had known

Post by Caroline Andrews, Trustee of Verity. Us trustees have been diagnosed for years and are privileged to have worked with some of the top professionals in the country so we may know more than most about PCOS. It was not always that way, at one point we were just like you, newly diagnosed. I’m 37 now… Continue reading PCOS Story: What I wish I had known

Acne, Awareness, Excess hair, Fertility, Lifestyle, Media, Newly diagnosed, News and research, Support, Type 2 diabetes, Verity, Weight management

PCOS in Research and News

As part of my new commitment as a Trustee of Verity is to start giving you monthly updates and PCOS and it's reported research and news activity. Hopefully this will also cast a light and how little publicity it gets as a syndrome and the type of publicity that it does get. So this first… Continue reading PCOS in Research and News

Trustees

Annual General Meeting

Why do we have an AGM? The simple answer is because we legally have to have an AGM once a year as part of our legal obligations for the Charity and Company. This helps our members (those that belong to Verity) make decisions about the governance of Verity for the coming years. For example the accounts… Continue reading Annual General Meeting

Awareness, Events, Fundraising, Verity

UK PCOS Awareness Week 2014

This years Awareness Week is fast approaching with only 3 weeks to go! So in preparation we're sharing our plans so you can all get ready. We've tried to make this years awareness events as easy to do as possible meaning you could spend the whole week in your bed in pyjamas and still take… Continue reading UK PCOS Awareness Week 2014

Awareness, Events, Fundraising, Support, Trustees, Verity

Big Fun Run 2014

This year Verity are taking part in the Big Fun Run. It's a 5k and don't worry you don't have to run it, you can walk! We thought this would be a great way to give everyone a fitness goal, raise awareness of PCOS and funds for the charity all at the same time. The… Continue reading Big Fun Run 2014

Awareness, Events, Excess hair, Lifestyle, Media, Newly diagnosed, Verity, Weight management

Personal Story: Sharon

We are delighted to announce that Sharon Newson will be speaking at the Manchester Conference this October on the area of weight loss and nutrition. Below is her personal PCOS story: 'I am 45 years old, single with no kids, and have suffered with PCOS symptoms (excess facial and body hair, weight gain, no periods,… Continue reading Personal Story: Sharon

Fundraising, Trustees, Verity

Monthly Update: Finance

This months update is from Nic who looks after Verity's accounts. As Verity's accountant, I am responsible for producing all financial reports to the Trustees. This involves a lot of time with my head buried in spreadsheets. Every Paypal payment, whether it be for new memberships, renewals, purchases or donations; arrives in my inbox and… Continue reading Monthly Update: Finance

Acne, Awareness, Events, Excess hair, Fertility, Fundraising, Lifestyle, Media, Newly diagnosed, Support, Verity, Weight management

Verity on Air 107.2

Recently our Dorset local group leader and Verity volunteer Karen was interviewed on her local radio station Air 107.2 by the Airy Fairies. Karen had the unique opportunity to discuss PCOS, it's symptoms and it's psychological effects on those who suffer from it. You can listen to her interview below: Small things like this allow… Continue reading Verity on Air 107.2

Awareness, News and research, Support, Verity

PCOS UK

PCOS UK is the medical arm of Verity that aims to educate medical professionals with an interest and/or specialism in PCOS. With input from our medical advisors such as Stephen Franks and Professor Helen Mason, PCOS UK educates medical professionals formally through conferences and the provision of PCOS literature. PCOS UK raises and enhances Verity… Continue reading PCOS UK