Thursday 5th May 2011
Bowel Cancer West recieves large donation from fund raisers
A donation of for £2202.26 has been made to Bowel Cancer West, which was raised in memory of David Potts. The money was raised following a fund raising event which took place at Plymouth Argyle Football Club on 26th November 2010. Special thanks goes to Gary McGuire from PAFC who assisted with the organisation of this event, and obtained many of the fund raising gifts that were raffled and auctioned during the evening.
The cheque presentation handover was made to Laura Stapleton, Bowel Cancer West Director at Derriford Hospital. The cheque was presented by Penny Graham, Pam Ivey and Joy Way friends of David Potts.
Bowel Cancer West was a charity launched in March 2010, and it has been progressing well with its fund raising activities since this date. The first research project was commissioned at Derriford Hospital in September last year, and further projects have been indentified that Bowel Cancer West hope to support in the forthcoming months. The first newsletter for the charity has just been produced which can be viewed at the web site www.bowelcancerwest.org.uk
Mark Coleman, Colorectal Surgeon at Derriford and Bowel Cancer West Director highlights that ‘Aprl is also ‘Bowel Cancer Awareness’ month, and we take this opportunity to promote the importance of this to the public. Our web site has a section dedicated to ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ about Bowel Cancer which includes information on signs and symptoms. Full contact details are available on the web site, the Bowel Cancer West office can be contacted on 01752 439845.