Laura announced as ambassador for Arthritis Research UK
Tuesday 22 May 2012
Laura has been announced as the new ambassador for Arthritis Research UK, a leading medical charity at the Chelsea Flower Show.
Laura was only nine years old when she was diagnosed with septic arthritis, leaving her wheelchair-bound for over a year.
As the charity’s new ambassador she will help to raise awareness of the condition affecting one in six people and 15,000 children in the UK.
Talking about her appointment Laura said,
“I’m proud of my association with Arthritis Research UK. Having been affected by this dreadful disease as a child, I learned from an early age not to take my health for granted.
In my new role as an ambassador, I want to help the charity bust the myth that arthritis only affects old people and hopefully inspire people to get involved so that the charity can continue their pioneering research.”