Champs Appeal

Curing Hirschsprung's And Making Positive Steps


CHAMPS is a UK registered charity that arranges activities, outings and parties for children, young people and their families living with Hirschsprung's Disease. Check out our site, support us by donating via PayPal or Just Giving, or by purchasing from our Online Shop.

CHAMPS appeal was inspired by my Son Jacob. He was born in 2007 and has total colonic Hirschsprung's disease. Jacob has had many surgeries and complications and currently has an Ileostomy, mucous fistula and gastrostomy.

When Jacob was born, I was told by an ill informed surgeon I would never meet another family affected in the same way our family was. That was a terrifying prospect. Once I picked myself up and dusted myself off from the shock of having a new baby with all these 'problems' I set about proving that doctor wrong. I have met lots of families like my family, some with similar problems and much to the disbelief of that doctor, some kids JUST like Jacob.

CHAMPS Appeal began in January 2010 with the aims of raising awareness of Hirschsprung’s Disease and the plight of those children and families affected by the disease.