Beating bowel cancer together

Become a hairy hero: Grow a beard this December and help stop people dying of bowel cancer

Saturday 24 October 2020

We're calling on men to become hairy heroes by growing a beard for us this December.

Taking part in Decembeard is really simple. All you need to do is shave on 30 November and get sponsored to let your facial fuzz grow throughout the following month. Already the proud owner of a beard? No problem. Dye, ditch or decorate your beard and get fundraising.

More than 23,000 men are diagnosed with bowel cancer in the UK each year, making it the third most common cancer in men. It’s also the nation’s second biggest cancer killer but it shouldn’t be as it’s treatable and curable, especially if diagnosed early.

All money raised will help save lives and improve the quality of life of everyone affected by bowel cancer.

Vicky Martin, Community Fundraising Manager at Bowel Cancer UK, says: “Gather your fathers, sons, grandads and uncles and do something amazing this festive season and become a hairy hero. The money you raise will help fund vital services and lifesaving research.

“It’s been a difficult year for us and for people with bowel cancer, who are among the many affected by cancelled or delayed surgery or treatment due to the coronavirus pandemic. We’re determined to be here for everyone with bowel cancer, and your sponsored beards will help ensure that we can continue to support those with the disease and their loved ones, today and in the future.

“Taking part in Decembeard couldn’t be easier. Ditch the razor, let your beard grow and raise money to help stop people dying of bowel cancer.” 

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