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.


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Have some festive fun and help support people living with axial SpA (AS)!

Every penny raised will make a big difference to our specialist support this winter.

Here are our five favourite festive fundraising ideas for your home or workplace:

Give five

Your small change can make a big difference. Donate £5 and help us make sure that everyone with axial SpA (AS) has somewhere to turn for expert advice and support this winter. Give £5 today. 

Run or walk a festive 5km

Put your best foot forward over the Christmas break! Walk or run a 5k route in your local neighbourhood, and ask your friends or family to sponsor you! As it’s the festive season, why not do it fancy dress?

Click here to register your walk or run, and we’ll send you some top fundraising and training tips to get you started.

Donate as you celebrate

Has COVID cancelled your Christmas Party or festive get-together? You can still have a good time while social distancing. Why not hold a virtual Christmas Quiz or cocktail party and ask for donations to join the fun?

Alternatively, you could donate what you would have spent on your Christmas party to support our work!  You could also donate instead of sending Christmas cards, receiving gifts, or holding a Secret Santa.

Click here to set up your fundraising page.

Festive bake-off

Get together with friends and family virtually (or safely in person) and hold a festive bake-off! If you need some inspiration, why not join our bake along with Great British Bake Off contestant James Hillery on Saturday 19 December? We’d love to see your festive bakes, don’t forget to share them on the NASS Facebook page.

Wear and share

Ask people at work, at home or at school to wear their favourite Christmas knitwear, PJs, or festive outfit in return for a small donation to NASS. Share your pictures on social media using the hashtag #NASSFestive5 and nominate five friends to take part too.

Click here to set up your fundraising page or text FESTIVEFIVE to 70450 to donate £5 (Texts cost £5 plus one standard rate message)

Thank you

Every penny to raise or donate will make a big difference. If you are taking part in festive fundraising in aid of NASS, please email us at as we would like to support you in any way we can.