Will you ‘Stride for Thyroid’?

Join us throughout October to help put thyroid disorders on the map.

Up and down the country, millions of people live with a thyroid disorder. And yet many of us feel isolated by our condition.

Symptoms are not always immediately obvious. This can make it hard for those around us to understand just how much thyroid disorders can affect our physical and psychological health. Which can make it pretty lonely at times.

We want to change this. That’s why this October we’re asking the thyroid community to come together and take part in our 'Stride for Thyroid' sponsored walk. Will you help us raise awareness of thyroid conditions and put them firmly on the map?

And to help us be here for anyone living with a thyroid disorder, we’re asking that you get people to sponsor your stride. Every donation, large or small, will help us continue our work. 

What it involves

Complete a sponsored walk of any distance at a location of your choice. Why not ask friends and family to join you to keep you motivated en route?

And to help connect the UK thyroid community, it would be great if you could:

  • Download one of our ‘Stride for Thyroid’ posters
  • Write on it why you’re taking part and your condition
  • Take a photo of yourself with your poster on your walk
  • Share it with us to put on our ‘UK thyroid community’ map helping others to know they’re not living alone with thyroid disease

When and where?

Any time in October at a location of your choice, from your local park to your favourite beauty spot.

Support for you

To help you get started, we can offer you:

  • A free BTF T-shirt to wear on your walk

  • Help to set up your own fundraising page on our secure fundraising platform. Your supporters can donate quickly and easily with a credit or debit card and the money raised comes straight to us. If your supporters are UK taxpayers they can also opt to Gift Aid their donation.

  • Help with promoting your event when posting any updates about your walk. Either download the images below to use in your posts, or use our GIF stickers. You can find these by searching for 'BTF' or 'thyroid' on Instagram stickers. Then simply add them to your story and let people know about your 'Stride for Thyroid'.
    We can also share your updates across our own social channels. Simply tag the BTF in your posts and stories and we will share them too.

    Downloads

    'I'm taking part in Stride for Thyroid' picture

    'Please sponsor me - Stride for Thyroid' picture

    'Stride for Thyroid' poster

    Fundraising form 

How will it make a difference?

With growing pressures on the NHS, demand for our services is higher than ever. But like many other charities, our costs are rising and donations are harder to come by.

Your fundraising means we can continue to offer free information and support to anyone who turns to us for help to manage their thyroid condition.

It also helps to pay for much-needed research into thyroid disease.

How do I get started?

  • Set a date and location
  • Fill out our fundraising form to register your walk, claim your free BTF T-shirt and get help setting up your fundraising platform
  • Return it to us by emailing [email protected] or post it back to the address given on the form and we will help you on your way!