A new group representing Crohn’s and Colitis UK, in Avon, Somerset and Wiltshire has been set up to raise awareness, funds and to support those local people with the condition.

Charity volunteer, Rowena Sutcliffe, from Bristol, said: “They are long term conditions that cause inflammation of the lining of the digestive system. We would welcome new members, especially those that need guidance and support.”

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