Help us to stop bowel cancer

Calling all volunteers

Have you been affected by bowel cancer, either personally or through someone you know? If you have and would like to raise awareness of the disease, the UK’s second biggest cancer killer, here’s your chance to do something about it.

We are looking for more people to join our award-winning health promotion volunteer team to give talks in their local area.  The talks, which are held in workplaces, community groups or anywhere an existing group comes together, provide an ideal way to raise awareness of the disease and encourage good bowel health.

16,200 people die from bowel cancer in the UK every year - that's more than 44 people every day. However bowel cancer is treatable and curable especially if diagnosed early. Nearly everyone diagnosed at the earliest stage will survive bowel cancer but this drops significantly as the disease develops.

Gail Curry, Head of Health Promotion and Training said: “A key part of our work is educating patients, the public and healthcare professionals about bowel cancer. One of the key ways we do this is through our health promotion volunteer programme which was recognised last year with a prestigious award from the Royal Society of Public Health. Our volunteers have all been affected by bowel cancer and raise awareness of signs and symptoms, risk factors and screening as well as highlighting their own experiences. A full day's training is given with plenty of time and we support volunteers every step of the way.”

We have upcoming training dates for new volunteers throughout October and November. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer click here or email or call 020 7940 1760.