22nd September 2024

Bowel Cancer West Obstacle Course

Our ever popular event, the 5k Obstacle Course is fun and challenging.  One of the best ways to raise funds for Bowel Cancer West!

31st August 2024

Devon and Cornwall Backyard Ultra

 One of the world’s fastest growing running events – Backyard Ultra – is back in Devon!

30th August 2024

Newnham 8 Miler and Canicross 8 Miler

Take part in the Newnham 8 miler for Bowel Cancer West - a two lap early evening trail run set in the grounds of the Newnham Estate. This distance is ideal for those who are not yet ready to do a half marathon, but great for some training.

Or how about doing the Canicross 8 miler with your 4-legged furry friend? 

Get in touch with our Fundraising & Events manager Rebecca at

28th April 2024

Plymouth Half Marathon, 10k or 5k

Run the iconic Plymouth Half, or take on the 10k or 5k run for Bowel Cancer West in April 2024. Not only do you get to take on a personal challenge, taking in the sights of Plymouth, the money you raise will go to fund research into Bowel Cancer, as well as supporting those living with Bowel Cancer in the South West.

You will receive a discounted entry and have use of a baggage drop in the charity village near the start and finish area, plus, if you raise £200 you will get a free running top.

Email Rebecca at to sign up 

1st January 2024

Virtual Ramblings - South West Coast Path Challenge

Introducing the first Virtual Ramblings Challenge to raise money for Bowel Cancer West. Take on the 630 miles of the beautiful South West Coastal Path and track in real time across our interactive map, and receive a virtual postcard for each of the 52 stages and a medal on completion.

2nd August 2023

Plymouth BCW Buddy Support Group meeting

 An informal meeting of people who have been diagnosed with bowel cancer and their family chatting over a cuppa.

The reason Bowel Cancer West Charity set up the buddy group scheme was because of frequent comments from people with bowel cancer:

“A diagnosis of bowel cancer can be so isolating as you tend not to know anyone else with the disease”

31st July 2023

Inaugural meeting East Cornwall Bowel Cancer West Buddy Support Group

An informal meeting of people who have been diagnosed with bowel cancer and their family chatting over a cuppa.

30th July 2023

Pensilva Antiques and Collectors Fair

 Come and browse some of the amazing items donated to the Bowel Cancer West charity shop.

We are at the Pensilva Antiques and Collectors Fair on Sunday July 30

30th July 2023

Car Boot Sale

Car boot sale - The Ships Tavern, Elburton, PL9 8EG

Weather permitting

Sellers from 10am. Buyers from 10.45am

Cars: £7  Vans: £10

Spaces can be prebooked by messaging 07784 675787

Food and drink, toilets.

No parking on site except for sellers. Please park considerately on nearby streets or car park.

8th July 2023

Liskeard Show

 The 118th Liskeard Show will be held on Saturday 8th July 2023 and Bowel Cancer West will be there. Come and say hello!

25th June 2023

Family Sports and Fun Day

Traditional family Sports Day fun

Music, sports, games, family fun - all raising money for Bowel Cancer West

24th June 2023

Snowdonia Challenge

 The Pelvic Floor Team at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth are climbing Snowdon as the finale of an epic fundraiser for Bowel Cancer West

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