Beating bowel cancer together

A huge thank you to all our volunteers

To mark Volunteers’ Week (1 – 7 June) we’re saying a huge thank you to our wonderful volunteers who make our work, of saving more lives from bowel cancer, possible.

From getting involved in our fundraising events, to supporting campaigns and educating the public about the disease and our work, the difference they make is phenomenal.

Since the previous Volunteers’ Week:

  • Our health promotion volunteers have spent roughly 800 hours visiting community groups and workplaces to spread our life-saving messages, reached over 9,000 people and delivered over 350 talks across the UK. 
  • With the support of over 10,000 campaign supporters, we’ve shed a light on the growing endoscopy crisis in Scotland, which lead to the Scottish government publishing their National Endoscopy Action Plan. Our brilliant campaigners have also helped us put pressure on UK health ministers to test all bowel cancer patients for Lynch syndrome – which Wales has now committed to. And we’ve been able to secure over 100 bowel cancer champions in Parliaments across the UK to raise our issues locally and nationally. ­­­­

How to get involved

There are plenty of ways you can get involved in Volunteers’ Week this year:

  • Join us as a campaign supporter and help improve early diagnosis and access to best treatment and care for everyone affected by bowel cancer across the UK. You can be part of the change. Join thousands of people who are helping to stop bowel cancer.
  • Being a fundraising volunteer is fun and rewarding. From cheering on fundraisers at running events to taking part in a street collection, you can help us make a difference.
  • Share your experience of bowel cancer with us. Whether you have personal experience of bowel cancer or through a family member or friend, we use personal stories in the media, on our website, on social media and in our publications.
  • Book a bowel cancer awareness talk in your workplace or community group. Our free 30 minute awareness talk covers signs and symptoms, risk factors and the bowel cancer screening programme.


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