About #WearPurpleForJIA

The Well Being Wear Purple Week will run from Monday 14 June to Friday 18 June 2021. The traditional #WearPurpleForJIA day will be on Friday 18 June. Find out more about how you can get involved!


Lynette Haselip’s 10 year old daughter, Farah Mills, was diagnosed with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) after she woke up on Christmas morning almost seven years ago with a swollen ankle.

​Since 2016 Lynette and NRAS have campaigned to raise awareness of JIA and funds for JIA-at-NRAS through the #WearPurpleforJIA day.

​Lynette said: “Wear Purple has spread far and wide with people and places all over the UK being involved. It has connected people who thought they were on this journey alone and now they have found support and friendships. When I started the campaign, I never thought it would be as big as it is now with so many people involved.”

Lynette recalled being told about her daughter’s illness and how it inspired her to start fundraising. She said: “Never in a million years did I think that I would be told Farah had arthritis. I didn’t even know children could have arthritis. This made me and Farah more determined to share #WearPurpleforJIA as far and wide as we can to raise as much awareness surrounding this as possible.”

In 2019 Lynette and Farah agreed to be the patrons of #WearPurpleForJIA at NRAS and we are all delighted. Lynette and Farah will continue to be great ambassadors for this campaign, raising awareness and funds wherever they can.

This year NRAS are bringing a new exciting week of events – Well Being Wear Purple week. It will run from Monday 14 June through to Friday 18 June, which will be #WearPurpleForJIA day. There will be a series of free online events to get involved with for children and young people with JIA to events aimed at parents. We hope this year to bring you something different and informative and all we want you to do is to help bring Wear Purple to your school or workplace or take on a family challenge or bake sale.

#WearPurpleForJIA fundraising packs will be available to order soon!

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