23rd April 2024

Bowel Cancer West Announced Charity of the Year for Devon County Show

Bowel Cancer West is delighted to have been chosen as the Charity of the Year for Devon County Show, which takes place on Thursday 16th-Saturday 18th May at Westpoint, Exeter. Recognising how big the issue is of Bowel Cancer in the South West, the charity reckons it can give a World Record a run for its money, by attempting to create the World’s longest toilet roll chain! 

14th July 2023

BCW launches Buddy support group for East Cornwall

 A new "buddy" support group is being set up by Bowel Cancer West in East Cornwall

It is the second buddy group launched by the charity, after the successful launch of a similar scheme in Plymouth last year.


20th June 2023

Brave Brenda flies like a Burt for BCW

Brave Brenda Burt has raised £800 riding the Eden Project zipwire in Cornwall.

The octogenarian wanted to say thanks for the bowel cancer support she received at Derriford Hospital.

9th May 2023

Sky diver Daniel admits he is scared of heights

 An adrenaline addict who is afraid of heights is planning a skydive to raise funds for Bowel Cancer West

6th May 2023

Derriford team scaling new heights

Head shaves, cake bakes, and climbing a mountain. As if their day jobs weren't busy enough, the pelvic floor team at Plymouth Derriford Hospital are getting ready to climb Snowdon for Bowel Cancer West!

29th March 2023

Titchmarsh and Walsh join forces to say: Don't put it off!

 TV presenters Alan Titchmarsh and Tommy Walsh have joined forces to support a brand new NHS bowel cancer screening campaign.

11th January 2023

Get ready for launch! Buy a balloon in our virtual race

 Get ready for launch!

Buy a balloon in our virtual balloon race and help raise much-needed funds to help beat bowel cancer.

7th October 2022

Could you be a buddy for Bowel Cancer West?

 We all need someone to talk to.

But when you’re told you or a loved one have bowel cancer, you can be left feeling bewildered, isolated, or just with a head full of questions wondering where to turn.

Could you be a buddy for Bowel Cancer West?

6th April 2022

Reduce your risk of bowel cancer. Top tips in Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

Every 15 minutes somebody is diagnosed with bowel cancer in the UK.

That’s nearly 43,000 people each year.

But what is bowel cancer? What are the signs to look out for? And what are the tips to help stay healthy?

In Bowel Cancer Awareness month, here are some often-asked questions and answers from Bowel Cancer West and the NHS

1st February 2022

How Far Can Your Go for BCW?!

One of the world’s fastest growing running events – Backyard Ultra – is coming to the South West.


22nd May 2021

Plymouth's New Lord Mayor Supports BCW!

The new Lord Mayor of Plymouth, Councillor Terri Beer, has chosen to support Bowel Cancer West during her term in office.

11th January 2021

Chairman joins Aston Martin's former CEO

Members of SCC started the New Year by hearing from Dr Andy Palmer, former CEO of Aston Martin, and Lovecars and TV star Paul Woodman, in a special event to support and help raise awareness for Bowel Cancer West.

They were welcomed by charity chairman Dr Mark Coleman.

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