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Bowel Cancer support group fundraising supports patients at George Eliot Hospital

Bowel Cancer Group

A fantastic fundraising walk and raffle organised by George Eliot Hospital Bowel Cancer Support Group has raised over £2200 to support patients.

The Bowel Cancer Support group recently led both a short family walk and an extended route around Nuneaton for more experienced walkers. The walk, which raised over £1900, was well attended by both staff and supportive local people.  This week, the group also held a raffle within the hospital itself, which has raised over £300 so far.

Colorectal Nurse Specialist, Louise Roberts said: “The sponsored walk in September helped our group raise money to support other patients and we have been really impressed with their support and dedication.”

“We would also like to thank all the staff and local people who gave up their time to support our patient support group volunteers and raise so much money.”

Anyone who has experienced bowel cancer is invited to join the support group, hosted by the team of clinical nurse specialists from the George Eliot Hospital.

The group meet the fourth Tuesday of every month from 6 -8pm in the George Eliot Hospital Raveloe Conference Room. 

Topics discussed informally in the group have included the long term effects of surgery, dietary needs following an operation and understanding your cancer diagnosis. Patients have also had the opportunity to discuss the colorectal service and are providing valuable information to help improve the patient experience. The group have already provided the nursing team with valuable information to improve patient information leaflets and advice.”

Patients interested in joining the group or would like more information can contact 024 7615 3126 or 0771 772 7572. Alternatively, they can contact the group chairman John Turner john56turner@gmail.com, email colorectal@geh.nhs.uk or visit the group web page

Patients are reminded that the support group does not replace their usual appointments.

Bowel Cancer Sponsored Walk
Bowel Cancer Sponsored Walk September 2017

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