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Schoolboy joins sponsored walk to help raise money to help Bowel Cancer patients

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Bowel Cancer Donation October 2018

Joshua Clark and his family raised £550 after joining a sponsored walk organised by the George Eliot Hospital Bowel Cancer Patients Support group.

Joshua, aged eight attends Oak Wood Primary School in Nuneaton, and was joined by his family, group members and hospital staff on September 23rd.

The sponsored walk has so far raised £1292 with funds earmarked to help patients on the hospital’s Alexandra Ward by buying additional televisions and medical equipment.  

Colorectal Nurse Specialist, Louise Roberts said: “Last year, fundraising helped to purchase five large televisions for the main ward but we want to buy more for the side rooms within Alexandra.”

“We would like to thank Joshua and all of the staff and local people who took part in the sponsored walk.”

Joshua’s parents, Lucy and Lea Clark, also wanted to thank their family, friends and staff at Triton Showers who sent donations to support Bowel Cancer Patients.

The sponsored walk was just one of a number of fundraising activities organised by the group this year. The support group has also organised a Christmas quiz night on Friday, November 23 from 7.30pm at the Griff and Coton (Christmas jumpers optional).

The free Bowel Cancer Support Group is open to anyone who has experienced colorectal cancer, and is hosted by the team of clinical nurse specialists from the George Eliot Hospital. They meet on the fourth Tuesday of every month from 6pm - 8pm in the George Eliot Hospital Training and Education Centre (GETEC). Patients can share their experiences and offer valuable support to each other.

All proceeds will be used to buy resources to support cancer patients, hospital equipment or patient support.

Anyone interested in the quiz night, or joining the Bowel Cancer Patients Support Group, can contact group member John on 07747 623952 or email colorectal@geh.nhs.uk

Find out further information about the support group here Bowel Cancer Support Group

Photograph features Joshua, his parents Lucy and Lea Clark, Bowel Cancer Support Group Chair, John Turner, Colorectal Clinical Nurse Specialists Debbie Smith (left) and Louise Roberts (right) and Colorectal consultants Mr Marimuthu and Mr Bala Piramanayagam 

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