Beating bowel cancer together

We partner with Surgeon's Quarter to stop people dying of bowel cancer

Friday 1 February 2019

For the very first time, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) and its commercial arm, Surgeons Quarter will partner with us as their Charity of the Year 2019 to raise £50,000 for our Improving Surgery, Saving Lives fundraising campaign.

Last year we launched a £430,000 fundraising appeal in partnership with The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh to establish Scotland’s first Colorectal Cancer Surgical Research Chair. 

Jo Paulson, Fundraising Manager at Bowel Cancer UK, said: “Bowel cancer needn’t be such a big killer in Scotland as it is treatable and curable especially if diagnosed early.  Almost all patients with a bowel cancer diagnosis will undergo surgery, so the better we can make surgery, the more people will survive. We’re looking forward to working with Surgeons Quarter this year as well as continuing our work with RCSEd and are excited to see what sort of impact we can have as we all join forces.”

RCSEd president, Professor Michael S Griffin said: “Following the launch of the ‘Improving Surgery, Saving Lives’ campaign last year, the RCSEd is delighted to continue efforts in support of Bowel Cancer UK as we welcome the charity as our nominated partner for 2019.

“Throughout the College, from Fellows to Council, and members to staff, there is a common acknowledgment that more can be done to support the work of Bowel Cancer UK in ultimately reducing the number of lives the disease takes each year.

“Investing in surgical research is crucial to developing more effective and personalised life-saving treatments and minimising side-effects for everyone who has an operation for bowel cancer.”

Scott Mitchell, Managing Director of Surgeons Quarter, said: “It’s a perfect partnership for us to support, as it links so nicely to our values of investing in surgical progression.

“We have recognised what a major, but hidden health issue bowel cancer is and want to do what we can to raise awareness of the disease.

“Due to the nature of our organisation, many of our guests at Ten Hill Place hotel are travelling surgeons who understand and experience, first hand, the severity of bowel cancer.

“So we’re confident that while our guests enjoy their stay, they'll be keen to help us in our fundraising efforts.”

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