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Monthly Update: PCOS News and Research

Here is what has been happening in PCOS News and Research in May 2015: Vermillion: Discovering disease pathways Vermillion are a research company in the US who are currently focusing on working out tests to catch conditions like Ovarian Cancer early in their development. They are hoping that they're current research on this will later… Continue reading Monthly Update: PCOS News and Research

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, Discussions with..., Support

Express yourself…

Recently we were contacted by Laura Ellis who has written a poem about having PCOS and how it makes her feel. By writing this she hoped to share her experiences, show others they're not alone and to raise awareness about the condition and what it feels like to live with it. POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME BY… Continue reading Express yourself…

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

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Monthly Update: Fundraising

As a charity we rely heavily on money raised by our members to keep us going. Our main aim is, of course, to raise awareness of PCOS and to support those with it, but in order to do that money plays a big part. Over the past year we have had many of you raise… Continue reading Monthly Update: Fundraising

Acne, Awareness, Excess hair, Fertility, Lifestyle, Media, Newly diagnosed, Weight management

Verity on the Women’s AM show

In April our very own Verity chair, Rachel Hawkes, was a guest on the Women's AM show on Islam TV as part of their Women's Health Week. Rachel was talking about PCOS, it's affects on those suffering with it and what Verity can provide as a charity by way of support and awareness of the condition. You… Continue reading Verity on the Women’s AM show

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