Beating bowel cancer together

Our work in Wales

Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in Wales. Every year almost 2,300 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer in Wales and more than 900 people die from the disease. However bowel cancer is treatable and curable especially if diagnosed early.

We undertake a range of activities in Wales as part of our work to save lives and improve the quality of life for all those affected by bowel cancer.

Contact us

Email: walesadmin@bowelcanceruk.org.uk

 

Bowel Cancer Community Voices Cymru

Bowel Cancer Community Voices Cymru is a group for people affected by bowel cancer in Wales to share your experiences with others who have been through something similar, tell us about your experience of treatment and care and have your say on the development of services in Wales.

You can commit to as much or as little as you want, from signing up to complete occasional online surveys, to committing to joining weekly project groups. We offer a range of options to suit your availability.

To find out more, click on the link below to complete the registration form or contact the Wales team on: walesadmin@bowelcanceruk.org.uk or 07496 857309.

Join Bowel Cancer Community Voices Cymru

 

Free toolkit for community pharmacies in Wales

We've worked closely with community pharmacy staff in Wales to create a free toolkit to help promote early diagnosis of bowel cancer and encourage uptake of bowel cancer screening.

Order your toolkit today

 

Bowel cancer screening

Bowel cancer screening can save lives but in Wales, but only 65% of people invited to take part in screening actually do so. Thousands of people are missing out on the chance to detect bowel cancer early when it's easier to treat, so we're encouraging people to take part in the bowel screening programme in Wales.

Our expert information and support

 

Raising awareness

We work with volunteers and healthcare professionals across Wales to raise awareness of bowel cancer.

  • We provide free online bowel cancer awareness talks to workplaces and community groups to help people understand the signs, symptoms, and risk factors, as well as the importance of screening.
  • We're always on the lookout for people to join our volunteer team. If you live in Wales and are interested in volunteering for us, please get in touch: wales.admin@bowelcanceruk.org.uk 
 

Our campaigns

We're determined to save lives and improve the quality of life for all those affected by bowel cancer.

  • Our campaigning and policy work covers issues affecting people right across the UK and we include the experience of people in Wales in all our work.

Our work with others

We love to collaborate and work with others to improve outcomes for people with cancer and are involved in a number of groups, alliances and boards which means we can bring all the evidence we have to bear upon bowel and wider cancer policy development in Wales.

We have representations on a number of groups, alliances and boards including:

 

Moondance Cancer Initiative

Many of our services in Wales are funded until 2024 by Moondance Cancer Initiative, a not-for-profit organisation that funds and supports projects to improve cancer survival across Wales. Overseen by Prof Jared Torkington, their Bowel Cancer Programme brings together motivated partners from across the bowel cancer community who are working together to improve all areas of the bowel cancer patient pathway.

Some of the work the Moondance Cancer Initiative is supporting us to deliver:

  • developing our support services in Wales for bowel cancer patients and their loved ones
  • developing ways for bowel cancer patients to be involved and engaged in improving their care and support across the country
  • educating and supporting healthcare professionals in Wales, including work with community pharmacies
  • raising awareness of bowel screening and the signs and symptoms of bowel cancer by growing our volunteer base across Wales to deliver awareness activity

Find out more about the Moondance Cancer Initiative

 

How you can help

Fundraise for us

We're determined to help save lives but we can't do this without you. There are lots of ways you can support us in Wales to help us to stop people dying of bowel cancer.

 

Join us

Our supporters and volunteers make change happen. Every bake sale, run, corporate partnership, awareness talk and donation brings us a step closer to stopping bowel cancer. 

We're working hard with researchers across the UK. We're campaigning at the heart of Welsh Government. We support patients and their families, and we're educating people about bowel cancer.

We're always looking for people to join us by helping us make change happen. Please take a look at the ways you can support us below. Thank you / Diolch.

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Our team in Wales

Mike Locke, Wales Fundraising Manager

Email Mike

Sian Salkeld, Wales Programme Lead

Email Sian

Gerard McMahon, Head of External Affairs (Devolved Nations)

Email Gerard

Lisa Rees, Services Officer Wales

Email Lisa

Our scientific and medical advisors

We have three clinicians based in Wales who sit on our medical advisory board and scientific advisory board. Professor Richard Adams, Professor Jared Torkington and Dr Sunil Dolwani help to provide expert advice and guidance to the charity and board of trustees.
 

Professor Richard Adams

 

Professor Jared Torkington

 

Dr Sunil Dolwani

 
Your support helps save lives. Donate now and help us ensure a future where nobody dies of bowel cancer.
Your support helps save lives. Donate now and help us ensure a future where nobody dies of bowel cancer.

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