Sunflower Accounts Charity Support

Sunflower Accounts, is proud to be supporting The National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society (NASS). This is a charity which is close to the Sunflower Accounts heart as co director of Sunflower Accounts Mark Rickaby, was diagnosed with AS in 2007. Sunflower Accounts is therefore committed to helping to raise awareness of AS and the supporting charity NASS.


NASS was founded by a group of people with AS, doctors and physiotherapists at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases in Bath in 1976. NASS provides physiotherapy groups, support and advice to patients and families, supports research and campaigns to raise awareness of AS and the needs of people with AS. We also provide regular supervised hydrotherapy and gym sessions across the UK through a network of branches and work hard to raise awareness of AS and support research into the genetics, management and treatments for AS. For more information, please visit




• Ankylosing means fusing together. Spondylitis indicates inflammation of the vertebrae

• There are around 200,000 people in the UK with AS

• It is a long term condition and is incurable

• The average age when AS symptoms start is 24

• Diagnosis is slow with an average delay of 10 years from symptom onset

• AS can also be described as arthritis of the spine

• AS can affect other areas of the body including eyes, lungs and bowel

• Exercise is the single most important thing a person with AS can do to help themselves, while painkilling medication will help to reduce pain and improve sleep and general well being.


To help raise awareness and raise funds to help support AS sufferers across the country NASS run organised events for which all are welcome to take part. Details of this events can seen on the NASS 2015 Events calendar, or at


Sunflower Fund Raising and Charity Events.

20th June 2015

Near Water Inn to Inn 2.7km Open water Sea swim


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Thank you to all those who have supported us, in raising awareness for and Ankylosing Spondylitis.


and thank you Fiona Scott Media Consultancy Ltd @Mum3Fi for creating such fantastic video to help celebrate the achievement


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