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A year of fundraising for our charity partner Bowel Cancer UK

November 29 2019

To kick off the partnership in October 2018 we donated an amazing £10,000 and from a range of fundraising throughout the year made a grand total of £14,268.00.

Bowel cancer is the second biggest cancer killer in the UK with around 16,000 people dying every year. The money we raised will help to save lives and improve the quality of life for people affected by bowel cancer.

Bowel Cancer UK funds targeted research, provide expert information and support to patients and their families, educates the public and professionals and campaigns for early diagnosis and access to the best treatment and care.

Here are our 2018/19 highlights:

Bake sales

Our budding bakers have been hard at work across the year showing off the best of their talents. Some of the fantastic bakes we have seen include, Suffolk’s NHS 111’s stool chart cake, Peninsula Treatment Centre’s skeleton biscuits and head office’s burger cupcakes.

Easter raffle

This year the Ipswich NHS 111 service organised an Easter raffle for the chance to win a range of delicious Easter eggs. They managed to raise a fantastic £175!

Wellness Week

In August the Reading office created a Wellness Week that consisted of two thirty-minute yoga sessions, healthy smoothies by Pure Recharge smoothie company and the last day was a creative corner for colouring, painting and creating lavender bags. Each day had something for everyone to help them find their zen. The office raised over £250!

Book stand and non-uniform days

At Emersons Green Treatment Centre there has been a continuous book stand for patients and staff to donate to Bowel Cancer UK. There was a large range of books, from thrillers to romance to true life stories. Emersons Green also regularly organised non-uniform days at the centre to help raise as much money as possible. The fantastic team at the centre raised £560!

Colour run

In June this year, the recruitment team at head office including Lisa, Lucy, Briony and Alex completed the Windsor Colour Obstacles Rush. The team took on a variety of obstacles whilst having colourful paint thrown at them. Together they raised £345!

Somerset show

Shepton Mallet Treatment Centre visited the Somerset Show this September raising over £100 by getting people to take a photo of them using their cut out board.

Barn dance

This October, Will Adams Treatment Centre hosted a barn dance raising a fantastic £1,163.00! The event took place at a local village hall and, Anita Abbey, who organised the event, said that everyone’s dancing was amazing and there was a dance caller who made sure everyone was on their feet dancing.


Thank you to everyone who has organised or took part in a fundraising event this year. Your support will go on to help those suffering with bowel cancer, provide support for their families and fund cutting-edge research.

Listen to Care UK’s senior recruiter, Alex, talk about why the charity is so important to her: