CAMPAIGN: Beard growing raised thousands

We would like to thank all the local men who took part in Beating Bowel Cancer’s Decembeard fundraising campaign by going grizzly.

Decembeard, which asks men to grow a beard throughout December, is a fun way for individuals or teams to raise funds and increase awareness of the disease. Thousands signed up for it again. We’d like to thank every one of them for their support.

The many thousands of pounds they raised in sponsorship will help the charity to support bowel cancer patients and their families and to raise awareness of the disease, its symptoms and the need for early diagnosis.

As well as raising funds, the campaign can help to break down the stigma of talking about bowel cancer, which is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer. More than a hundred people are diagnosed with bowel cancer every day, yet more than 90 per cent of cases can be treated successfully if caught early.

If anyone has any concerns about bowel cancer, there’s information and advice on our website, or they can call our nurse helpline on 020 8973 0011.

Mark Flannagan

CEO Beating Bowel Cancer