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.
Salts Healthcare stepped up to the challenge in memory of former CEO
Salts Healthcare, a Birmingham-based company that designs and manufactures stoma bags, took on a fundraising challenge to walk a million steps during Bowel Cancer Awareness month, in memory of their former…
Baking for bowel cancer
Jane Reaney was diagnosed with stage 3 bowel cancer in March 2020 and baked 220 cakes to raise over £1,500 to help people with the disease.
Cycling 150 miles from coast to coast in memory of Laura Stephenson
Shaun Heys, from Leeds, and a team of friends and colleagues are cycling 150 miles in June 2021 from the Lake District to Whitby, in memory of his sister-in-law Laura Stephenson who died from bowel cancer.
How our community is marking Father’s Day
While Father’s Day can be a joyful experience for many, it can be an incredibly tough time for others. We spoke to a few people in our community about the impact bowel cancer has had on Father’s Day, and…
Are men really ostriches?
Matt Wiltshire, 54, from Surrey, was diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer in 2015. He set up a charity, The Cancer Club, to support men with advanced cancer to meet others and share experiences through…
Walk for Dave: 158-mile charity walk for lifesaving bowel cancer treatment
Tom Baker is walking 158 miles from London to Nottingham to raise money for a close friend – Dave Baxter who has been diagnosed with bowel cancer.
Take your PICC
Carolyn Causton, 62 from Suffolk, was diagnosed with bowel cancer in March 2020. She shares her experience of having a PICC line.