Candida Doyle Becomes Charity Ambassador - Arthritis Action

Candida Doyle Becomes Charity Ambassador

25 May 2023

We’re very proud to announce that long-time Arthritis Action Member Candida Doyle, keyboardist for the band Pulp, has become Arthritis Action’s Charity Ambassador.

Candida was first diagnosed with arthritis at the age of 16, before joining the band Pulp, which found fame in the 80s and 90s with songs including Common People and Disco 2000. Over time, Candida has learnt to self-manage her arthritis through exercising and healthy eating, and has now been in remission for over five years.

“I remember when I was first diagnosed with arthritis. I had pink hair and wore a punk sweater with holes in. I was told I’d be in a wheelchair by the time I was 30. Instead, I joined the pop band Pulp. Arthritis really can affect anyone – there are over 10 million people in the UK living with arthritis.”

 “In 2000 I became a life member of Arthritis Action as I struggled to come to terms with the changes to my body. Their regular group meetings provided me with a support network I could trust and with the help of their dietitian and fitness expert, I found a diet and exercise routine that kept me moving and reduced pain.”

 “I feel having survived the nightmare that is arthritis, and become successful in what l do, l feel the need to encourage others to thrive, despite the setback of an arthritis diagnosis and show a happy life is still possible.”