Reception at Downing St to celebrate our Anniversary
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Charity reception at No.10 Downing Street celebrates Bowel
Cancer UK's 25th Anniversary
Guests ranging from Hollywood movie stars to peers of the Realm
joined Samantha Cameron at a reception for Bowel Cancer UK to
celebrate the charity's 25th Anniversary on Tuesday
17th April 2012.
120 people were invited to No.10 to join Samantha Cameron
including architect Lord Foster, Hollywood actor Tom Hardy, actress
Charlotte Riley, TV presenter Julia Bradbury, Cricketer Chris Read,
news presenter Charlene White and Chef Aldo Zilli as well as
leading cancer medics, corporate and private donors to help raise
awareness of bowel cancer.
Among the guests at the reception was world renowned architect
Lord Norman Foster, Bowel Cancer UK's Ambassador who said: "There
is much to celebrate as mortality rates have dropped by nearly 30%
over the last 25 years but nearly half a million people have died
from bowel cancer. There is still a long way to go to change the
profile and image of this curable disease. Join us to raise
awareness and save lives."
Actor Tom Hardy and actress Charlotte Riley said: ""We are
honoured to be invited to this event. Bowel Cancer UK is an
important charity and that's why we're here."
Deborah Alsina, CEO, Bowel Cancer UK said: "We'd like to thank
Samantha Cameron for helping us to raise awareness of bowel cancer.
It's the second biggest cancer killer in the UK. The disease is
very treatable especially if diagnosed early. That is why raising
awareness of the symptoms is so vital. "
April is also Bowel Cancer Awareness Month and Bowel Cancer UK
is focussing on raising awareness of the symptoms and encouraging
people to go to their GP if they have concerns. You can get
involved by visiting www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk