Making People Aware of Coeliac Disease
We’ve joined forces with a support group in the area to make people aware of coeliac disease, an autoimmune disease caused by intolerance to gluten.
This Sunday (May 19), Hazel Arnold, Treasurer of the Scarborough and Ryedale District Coeliac Support Group, will be available at Eastfield Garden Centre to hand out leaflets and offer advice about the disease.
She said: “Eastfield Garden Centre is one of the few businesses in the area to sell gluten free products so it’s a good location to spread awareness of coeliac disease. Anyone who suffers with symptoms such as diarrhoea, prolonged fatigue, bloating, abdominal pain and vomiting can go to their doctors to be tested for the disease. People who are diagnosed and who then go on a gluten free diet find that they have far more energy and much better health.”
Gluten is found in products containing wheat, barley, oats and rye such as bread, pasta, breakfast cereals, flour, pizza bases, cakes and biscuits, soups, sauces, ready meals and processed food such as sausages.
One in 100 people have coeliac disease but misdiagnosis is high and a quarter of patients with an irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) diagnosis actually have coeliac disease.
How You Can Help To Save Our Hedgehogs
We’ve teamed up with the ‘Hog Cabin’ hedgehog rescue centre in Hutton Cranswick to appeal for donations of desperately needed supplies for the hundreds of hedgehogs they care for each year.
If you would like to donate items to the Hog Cabin rescue centre you can place them in the container near our tills.
Recent research has shown that hedgehog numbers in Britain are declining dramatically, so it’s extremely important that we do all we can to help them.
We would be delighted if you could donate any of the following:
Towels, Hot water bottles, Kitchen & toilet rolls, Tinned pet food , Small blankets, Anti-bacterial spray.
If you want to donate tinned pet food for the hedgehogs, the type they eat is chicken or turkey dog or cat food. They also like small crunchy cat biscuits, monkey nuts are good for them as they are full of fat and protein, and wheat breakfast cereal biscuits provide roughage.
The Hog Cabin aims to return as many hedgehogs as possible back into the wild once they are well enough, although some have to remain permanently in the centre’s care because of serious injury or disability.
Our photo shows Brian Stephenson, from Eastfield Garden Centre, with Emma Fetches, from the Hog Cabin, and two of the centre’s residents.
Have you seen our new Pet Care range yet?