Harlequins and England rugby player Joe Gray announced as our new Patron
Professional rugby player Joe Gray has been appointed patron of the charity, during Bowel Cancer Awareness Month this April.
Joe’s dad Paul passed away in March after being diagnosed with bowel cancer four years ago.
Joe said: “Being a patron of Bowel Cancer UK is really special to me. My dad was diagnosed after he completed the bowel cancer screening test sent in the post when he turned 60. I want to raise awareness and funds to help stop people dying of bowel cancer. It’s the UK’s second biggest cancer killer however it shouldn’t be because it’s treatable and curable especially if diagnosed early.”
Genevieve Edwards, Chief Executive of Bowel Cancer UK, said: “We are absolutely thrilled that Joe has joined Bowel Cancer UK as a patron. Our vision is a future where nobody dies of bowel cancer but we can’t achieve this alone, and that’s why we are so grateful that Joe has chosen to support us. We’re really looking forward to working together with him to raise awareness and money to fund our vital services and lifesaving research.”
To kick off his support, Joe is being sponsored to do 200 updowns a day whilst the country is in lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic. You can support Joe here.