Sheffield Walk and Talk event for IBS Awareness Month
28th April 2019
As part of national IBS Awareness Month The IBS Network is holding a Walk and Talk event in Sheffield on Sunday 28 April at 10.30am.
The four-mile walk starts and finishes at Endcliffe Park café and follows part of the Sheffield Round Walk to Forge Dam, returning to Endcliffe Park for around 1pm. It is suitable for all fitness abilities and is a great chance to meet others living with IBS.
The walk will be led by Alison Reid chief executive of The IBS Network, and is part of the charity’s ‘Let’s talk about IBS campaign’ for IBS Awareness Month in April, which encourages people with the condition to talk openly about IBS so that they don’t suffer alone.
Alison said: “The Walk and Talk event in Sheffield is a great chance to get out into the fresh air and chat to other people with IBS. We want people with the condition to feel supported and know that they are not alone. Talking about IBS is the best way to tackle the stigma and help people to feel more supported and less isolated.”
The walk starts at Endcliffe Park to Bingham Woods and from there will follow the Porter Brook, passing the Shepherd Wheel and Whitely Woods on the way to Forge Dam.
After a break at the Forge Dam café, the walk will then return to Endcliffe Park. Toilet facilities will be available at the start/finish and at the half way point at Forge Dam. For more information email The IBS Network firstname.lastname@example.org or turn up on the day.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a long-term illness which affects around 12 million people in the UK. Symptoms include abdominal pain, bloating, constipation and diarrhoea. IBS is different for each individual and can be triggered by food, stress and anxiety.
Throughout April the charity is sharing the stories and experiences of its members online using the hashtag #IBSAwarenessMonth and is encouraging people with the condition to join in with the conversations on social media, in person at an IBS support group or by contacting the charity.
For more information about IBS visit The IBS Network website www.theibsnetwork.org