Prewett’s, the UK’s leading gluten free biscuit brand, is throwing its support behind Coeliac UK’s Awareness Week (9 to 15 May) by running a series of social media competitions to help raise the profile of the condition.
According to Coeliac UK, around 1% of the UK population has coeliac disease but only 24% of those with the condition are medically diagnosed. This means that half a million people in the UK are living with coeliac disease, undiagnosed. Coeliac disease is a common digestive condition where a person has an adverse reaction to gluten – a protein found in wheat, barley and rye.
The aim of Awareness Week is to put people who are suffering with the symptoms of coeliac disease on a pathway to diagnosis, so they can be properly supported to manage their condition and avoid long term health complications.
To help promote Awareness Week, Prewett’s will be running a series competitions on social media such as Twitter and Facebook where a daily winner will receive a box of Prewett’s biscuits.
David Wood, Prewett’s Business Director, said: “Coeliac UK’s Awareness Week is an incredibly worthwhile campaign deserving of all our support. Our growing range of great tasting cookies has been specially created for those with coeliac disease and who require a gluten free diet.”
More details on Coeliac Awareness Week at www.coeliac.org.uk
Terms and Conditions of Competition Entry
To be in with a chance to win the full Prewett’s range you must send in a full original gluten free recipe to us via direct message to the Prewett’s Facebook or Twitter account (photo and ingredients). The competition will run from Monday 9th May – Monday 16th May when we will announce the winner.
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