Your support will help transform the diagnosis, treatment and care of people axial SpA, an inflammatory condition of the spine and joints, live better with their pain, exhaustion and fatigue.
Ways to make a one off donation to NASS
There are 4 ways to make a one off donation to NASS.
Send a cheque or CAF voucher made payable to NASS to:
NASS Fundraising, Ground Floor, Unit 6, Cambridge Court,
210 Shepherds Bush Road,
Call 020 8741 1515 and press option 2.
4. Bank transfer
Bank name: Barclays Bank Plc
Account name: National Axial Spondyloarthritis Society
Account number: 53976149
Sort code: 20-46-76.
IBAN: GB84 BUKB 2046 7653 9761 49
Please include your name in the reference and email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know to expect your donation.
Please note that we cannot accept cash donations at this time.
If you are a UK tax payer, please don’t forget to add Gift Aid to your donation which can add up to 25% more to NASS at no cost to you.
Whenever you donate to us, online or over the phone, you’ll be asked if you want to add Gift Aid to your donation.
Don’t worry if you’ve forgotten to add Gift Aid – you can sign up today by filling in this form and returning it by post: 2023 Gift Aid Declaration form updated
The impact of your support
- £10 can enable our Helpline team to respond to a call or email and provide guidance and advice to anyone affected by axial SpA.
- £25 could help provide a pack of NASS guidebooks for a local axial SpA clinic.
- £50 could help our team provide 1:1 welfare and benefits support for someone living with axial SpA.
- £100 could help by contributing towards the cost of one of our weekly My AS My Life sessions to help people living with axial SpA manage their symptoms between hospital appointments.
- £250 could help us run an online session to help up to 20 people learn how to manage symptoms of axial SpA, such as extreme pain, severe exhaustion and poor sleep.
We urgently need your support
Your support for NASS and people with axial SpA is more critical than ever:
- As the NHS recovers from the pandemic, 67% of people with axial SpA are being left to cope with debilitating pain, exhaustion and fatigue alone.
- The current economic climate has meant that we have seen a reduction in fundraising income.
- With a cost-of-living crisis, more people than ever need support to claim life-changing disability benefits they are entitled to.
Axial SpA works silently. We don’t.
Axial SpA is an inflammatory condition of the spine and joints. Inflammation where muscles attach to the bones, causes extreme pain. It’s an invisible and often misdiagnosed condition. Often leaving people feeling powerless, in increasing pain and extreme exhaustion. If left untreated, it can permanently fuse bones together.
NASS is the only charity in the UK dedicated to supporting people with axial SpA. NASS doesn’t receive any statutory funding. We rely on your kindness and generosity, and other people like you, to help us transform the diagnosis, treatment and care of people with axial SpA and help more people live well with the condition sooner.
Adults in the UK
1 in 200 of the adult population in the UK have axial SpA (AS). That's twice as many as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease.
Axial SpA (AS) is a condition that affects young people. Symptoms start late teens to early twenties, with the average age of onset being 24.
Years to diagnosis
The current average delay to diagnosis from when symptoms start is 8.5 years, by which irreversible damage to the spine may have occurred.
59% of people with axial SpA (AS) report experiencing mental health problems compared to 25% of those with musculoskeletal conditions overall.