Why Julie gives us a monthly donation
We caught up with Julie to find out more about why she gives us a monthly donation.
Q. Tell us about yourself?
I’m 53 and live in Newport with my husband Tim and our three cats. I work for an Assembly Member in the Welsh Parliament and she supports my volunteer work for Bowel Cancer UK.
Q. What’s your connection with bowel cancer?
My very good friend Sam Gould was diagnosed with bowel cancer two years ago, aged 33. I still remember so clearly when he called me to tell me he had bowel cancer. He died six weeks later.
Q. How have you been supporting the charity?
I’m a volunteer and give talks about the symptoms of bowel cancer. I’ve been campaigning too, with a highlight being an event at the Senedd (Welsh Parliament) in 2018. It was Sam’s idea so I’m proud to be carrying on his legacy. I also give a monthly donation, because I know how important it is for the charity to have regular income to keep their amazing work going.
Q. Why should other people support the charity?
Because bowel cancer has to stop, I don’t want anybody else to go through the pain of losing someone they love.
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- Find out more about our work in Wales
- Watch Sam Gould’s video for our Never Too Young campaign