There appear to be a few requests for personal accounts of coeliac disease doing the rounds at the moment, so I thought it may be handy to do a quick round-up of the ones I’ve come across. Please let me know if you know of others.
The national charity for CD and dermatitis herpetiformis is looking for “positive and inspirational stories on how you have adapted to living with coeliac disease and/or DH for those special occasions. Whether enjoying a custom made gluten-free birthday cake, or visiting an establishment that makes an extra effort to make that gluten-free birthday special we want to hear from you.”
Deadline is 21st October for this month’s competition, to win either a Glutafin or a Juvela gift box. Click here for details.
The gluten-free bread company recently issued a couple of tweets reading:
“Have you recently started a gluten free diet or been gluten free all your life? We’d love to hear your story. We’ll publish each story on our Facebook page. Every month we’ll pick our favourite and they’ll receive goodie bag and will appear on our blog!”
Email your story to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gluten Free Ireland
The nice chaps at GF Ireland are giving away a copy of my new book, Coeliac Disease: What you need to know, in their prize draw giveaway this month. (More information about my book can be found on the dedicated page on this blog here.)
They say: “Tell us your stories of gluten free success and every month you'll be entered into a prize draw to win a lovely prize, delivered directly to your door.”
Click on the site here or to enter the story click here.
Foods You Can
Readers' stories are also being sought by food allergy and intolerance information website, Foods You Can. Founder Bunmi Sobowale offers Amazon vouchers each month to a reader. Click here.
If they don’t appeal, or if you don’t fancy writing your own story, as a health journalist I’m always on the lookout for interesting coeliac-related stories to put forward to editors of health magazines and papers.
For further details, see the Coeliac Case Studies page.
If you know of any others – let me know and I’ll update this page.
Labels: coeliac disease, Coeliac UK