Donating to us

Bowel Cancer West does not receive any state funding to support our research, training and awareness raising, so we rely on the generous donations from people and organisations to carry out our work.

We fund life saving research. Each year we commit thousands of pounds to supporting BCW led research to make a direct impact on the treatment and support given to West Country bowel cancer patients. Projects relating to genetics, patient fitness, patient safety, and support for patients and families in dealing with bowel cancer are underway.

Mark Coleman, BCW Chairman and Founder, Consultant Surgeon.

If you would like to make a donation, you can contact us directly. We can accept donations in several ways:

- By cheque or postal order to our address in the contact us section

- Text an amount (eg. £10) to BCWP22 

- By direct debit or credit card through our JustGiving page: 

Set up a direct debit with JustGiving

Please remember- Gift Aid!

Gift Aid is a tax relief allowing UK charities to reclaim an extra 25% in tax on every eligible donation made by a UK taxpayer. When you donate, you’ll be asked to confirm whether or not you are a UK taxpayer. 

Donating in memory

Many of our supports make a donation or fundraise in memory of a friend or loved one, whether you wish to make a donation directly to us, or take on a challenge such as a half marathon, skydive or climb a mountain, we are there to support you. You can set this up by contacting us directly or through JustGiving

How your donation can impact our work

£20 can cover travel expenses for one of our bowel cancer survivors to deliver a presentation to 50+ people to explain the symptoms of bowel cancer. Even if just one person follows advice, that could be one life saved.
£100 can host 50 doctors to attend a training session on early prevention led by some of the UK’s leading bowel cancer experts.
£1,000 can support investigate whether bowel preparation (often given prior to surgery) affects an individual's fitness for surgery.
£5,000 will help fund a test to identify which patients are at high risk of becoming unwell immediately after their operation.
£10,000 can establish a registry of those at risk of bowel cancer due to inherited mutations. This will enable us to improve our identification and management of patients at risk with these problems.
£25,000 will fund a clinical trial to measure the time taken for individuals to regain their fitness following their operation. This may have a profound impact on support for recovery.