Two of our wonderful Trustees took on the 1 mile Swim Serpentine Challenge in London in September 2017.
Grant Poiner has been a fantastic supporter of NASS, and joined as a Trustee in 2011. Grant was diagnosed with AS when he was just 16 years old. He tried various treatments and suffered a great deal of discomfort, until he was placed on an anti TNF treatment which has transformed his life.
Grant is keen to help raise awareness of AS and wants to ensure others receive the same support he did. He completed the Swim Serpentine in 2016 in 35 mins 59 seconds (dressed as Superman!) and beat his record this year! Well done Grant! Donate to Grant's page.
Poppy Hocken has been a NASS Member since 2011, and became a Trustee this year. She has suffered from AS since her teens but did not get a formal diagnosis for the condition until she was 35 years of age. Poppy also contributes to the AS world as a clinical research nurse, involved with many drug trials for AS, working at the RNHRD in Bath.
Poppy and her family completed the Swim Serpentine in 2015 (pictured above), raising a fantastic £1,800 for NASS. This year, Poppy and her family raised another amazing £1,717. Thank you so much. Donate to Poppy's page.