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Victoria Danson (left) and Alison Davis, Senior Manager of Goldcare, the group's sponsor.

The inspirational Chorley group fighting the Crohn's & Colitis stigma

An inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) which can lead to abdominal pain, severe diarrhoea, fatigue, weight loss, and malnutrition, Crohn's disease affects around one in every 650 people in the UK. Despite that fact, there is still a pervasive and damaging stigma attached to the chronic condition - a stigma Victoria Danson is on a mission to eradicate.
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Sew Confident Chorley's eco class in full swing

Sew Confident Chorley: Getting green with the lean, mean sewing machines

Fatbergs in the UK first burst onto the sewer scene in the early 2010s, coinciding with the proliferation in usage of disposable cloths in the form of things like make-up wipes, and earlier this year, the largest fatberg ever discovered was caught sludging its way along a sewer in Liverpool. It weighed 400 tonnes and was 250 metres long. It's still being broken up to this day.

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