Create a Tribute Fund

Creating a Tribute Fund is a special and lasting way to commemorate the life of your loved one and help support the vital work of NRAS.

How your Fund helps

NRAS supports the 400,000 people living with Rheumatoid Arthritis and 12,000 children and young people living with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis in the UK.

Without your support we would not be able to provide our vital patient led services which include a wide range of free publications, a freephone helpline, peer to peer support, as well as campaigning for equity of access to services and treatment and advocacy for all those needing our help.

National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society

The voice of people affected by Rheumatoid Arthritis in the UK.

The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) was established in 2001. Every year we work to support the 400,000 people living with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and the 12,000 children and young people living with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA), their families, friends, carers and the health professionals who treat them. We are the only charity with a specific focus on RA.

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis and Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis?

RA causes inflammation and stiffness in the joints and is accompanied by severe fatigue and extreme pain, often affecting the ability to carry out even the simplest day to day tasks. It is a progressive, lifelong condition, for which there is currently no cure, and can affect adults of any age. JIA also causes inflammation in the joints. The severity of the arthritis can vary from mild to extremely disabling and affects children under the age of 16.

What we do

NRAS is a patient-led organisation and we provide our vital services to anyone who needs them, they include:
• A freephone confidential helpline
• A UK wide network of NRAS groups
• Peer to peer telephone support
• A wide range of free publications
• An informative website and online support
• Campaigning to raise awareness

NRAS is constantly striving for a better life for those living with RA and JIA and, with your help, we can work to achieve this and make their voices heard.

Thank you for your support

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Celebrate a Life,
Donate in Memory

You, your friends and family can make donations to your tribute at any time. You might wish to make a regular donation to the Fund on memorable dates such as a birthday, anniversary or at Christmas.

Many members of our Tribute Fund family take part in NRAS fundraising activities in memory of their loved one and donate the money to the Fund. If you would like to know more about forthcoming NRAS events and activities please visit our website or contact

We can also send you cherry blossom donation envelopes that you can distribute.