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Bowel Cancer sponsored walk to help patients at George Eliot Hospital

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A support group which helps patients who have had bowel cancer is urging people to join a sponsored walk that will raise money to continue their work. 

The Bowel Cancer Patients Support group, who meet at the George Eliot Hospital each month, has organised their event for Sunday, 8th September starting at the George Eliot Hospital Training and Education Centre (GETEC) at 10am, registration at 9:45am. This is the third year the group have organised a family walk and hope to build upon the success from their earlier events.

Attendees can choose between either a short wheelchair friendly family walk (five miles) or an extended route for more experienced walkers, which is eight miles. Entry fee is £2 on the day and dogs, children and families are welcome.

Colorectal Nurse Specialist, Louise Roberts said: “We are inviting local people to join us to support a good cause and help raise money to support our patients.”

“If you can raise sponsorship too that would be a real bonus. Free parking will be available outside our GETEC building.”

“Last year’s sponsored walk and popular quiz night is helping to buy specialist theatre equipment to support bowel cancer patients”

The sponsored walk is just one of a number of fundraising activities for the group coming up in the next few months. The support group has also organised a Christmas quiz night on Friday, 22 November from 7.30pm at the Griff and Coton..

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 getting involved with the sponsored walk or quiz night, or in 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

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