Bowel Cancer UK welcomes Volunteers' Week
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bowel Cancer UK is delighted to announce that Volunteers' Week
takes place from 1 - 7 June this year across the UK.
Throughout the week the fantastic contribution that millions of
volunteers make to society will be marked up and down the
Ahead of the celebratory week, Deborah Alsina, CEO, Bowel Cancer
UK says, "our organisation has hundreds of volunteers to whom
we are truly grateful. Without our volunteers, we wouldn't be able
to reach as many people with the life saving messages and support
services that we do. Therefore we would like to take this time to
say a big thank you everyone involved for their ongoing commitment
Gina Potter is one of the volunteers with Bowel Cancer UK in
Northern Ireland. A bowel cancer survivor, Gina became an
awareness volunteer with the charity in 2010. Gina regularly
hosts bowel cancer information stands at health and community
events in and around her hometown of Bangor. She encourages people
to be aware of the symptoms of bowel cancer and shares her
experiences to ensure people know about the UK's second biggest
cancer killer. She also supports those who are undergoing treatment
online via Twitter and other social media outlets.
Gina is passionate about her volunteer work and says "being
able to make a positive difference in people's lives, following my
own recovery from bowel cancer, is really important to me.
Bowel cancer is highly treatable, especially if caught in its early
stages, so I'm dedicated to ensuring people act on any symptoms
they may have by visiting their doctor.
I meet so many interesting and inspiring people through my
voluntary work," continues Gina, "that it is a complete
pleasure to do it."
Bowel Cancer UK is always on the lookout for enthusiastic people
to help with our work, so if you think that's you, please do get in
touch - our volunteering opportunities are outlined here.
For more information about Volunteers' Week visit