Physical branch meetings are currently cancelled due to COVID-19. However there are virtual activities being run by some branches. Please contact your local branch for more information.

We hope you find the information on these pages helpful. Our team is working tirelessly to provide up to date advice in relation to the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic. Record numbers of people are now turning to NASS for support, and we hope to be here for everyone. Our helpline and advice service are only possible thanks to donations from people like you.

If you are able to make a donation to NASS today, we'd be so grateful.


Christmas Card Design Competition

Unleash your artistic flair. Enter our first-ever national Christmas card design competition!

Christmas cardsWe want to see your joyful, festive designs, which incorporate a loud splash of orange to raise awareness of axial SpA. How you interpret this is absolutely up to you.

The competition is free to enter and open to everyone, whatever your age or experience! Your design can be in any medium, including digital design, cartoon, drawing, painting, e-collage or photography.

Twelve shortlisted designs will be available to buy and send as digital cards ahead of Christmas.

Four lucky winners will be chosen as our official NASS Christmas cards for 2021. They will be printed and be available to buy from our online shop.

All proceeds from the sales of our Christmas Cards will help us transform the diagnosis, treatment and care of everyone living with axial SpA.

Submit your design (along with your name and contact information) by email to or by post to NASS Christmas Card Competition, 172 King Street, Hammersmith W6 0QU.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, 1 October 2021. 

For more information or to submit your design, please email

Please only submit designs that you agree to be used by NASS for print or digital cards (if your work is selected). NASS is committed to protecting your data, and we will never sell our supporter’s data to third parties. By providing us with any personal information as part of our Christmas Card Design Competition you consent to the terms and conditions of our Privacy Policy.