This blog shines a light on the varied and many people affected by bowel cancer. Around 268,000 people living in the UK today have been diagnosed with the disease. But it doesn’t just impact the patient, it touches their families, friends and colleagues, doctors and nurses, scientists and researchers.
Our 2020 highlights
Before we head into a new year, with all the hope that a vaccine brings, we'd like to share the moments that we're grateful for with our highlights from the year.
I cycled from Land’s End to John O’Groats in memory of my sister
Will Carlisle, 25 from Somerset, lost his sister to bowel cancer in April 2020 – just four months after she was diagnosed. He and a friend cycled 1,000 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats.
Laura Stephenson: A story of positivity, hope and faith when faced with cancer – an extract
Mike Barnes, Laura Stephenson’s dad, writes about Laura and her book, which she wrote whilst undergoing treatment for stage 4 bowel cancer, just 12 months after giving birth to twin girls. Sadly Laura…
Why Cara Hoofe was inspired to join the Never Too Young project group
Cara Hoofe, 37, was diagnosed with bowel cancer at 32. She explains how she got involved with the Never Too Young project group and why she’s so passionate about young people getting the support and information…
A series of poems about the Coronavirus pandemic
Angela Thomas, 61, was diagnosed with rectal cancer in 2012. She has since made a full recovery and during lockdown she wrote a few poems about the pandemic.
Rebecca’s big 26 challenge
Rebecca’s Mum, Antoinette, got in touch to tell us about the creative fundraising challenges her daughter completed over the summer in support of her Auntie Gemma. This is Rebecca’s story.
Recruitment CEO shares top tips to raise money at work for Decembeard
Guy Moreton, CEO at MorePeople, took part in Decembeard last year to show his support for a few friends who were affected by bowel cancer. He shares with us his top tips to raise money in your workplace.