London to Paris
bike ride team!
April is Bowel Cancer
Places still available in our
Great North Run team!
from the CEO
from the Editor
At our annual BE LOUD! BE
reception on January 21st,
we launched Turn up the Noise
on Bowel Cancer, our report
tracking the Government’s
progress in several key areas as outlined in our
original 2012 Challenge, published in 2007. Whilst
we welcomed and acknowledged improvements
that have been made over the last two years,
we also highlighted a number of concerns and
recommendations. We will continue to keep bowel
cancer high on the agenda with those in
Government who can move things forward in
a positive way. You can read more on page 4 or
download a copy of the report from our website.
We hope you enjoy the
Spring/Summer edition of
the News. There are plenty
of fun and energetic activities
for you to get involved in
over the coming months;
read more in the following pages.
Despite the challenging economic times, we
are very positive about the rest of 2009 and
continue to be impressed by the efforts of our
many wonderful supporters. Happy reading!
April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month and
we are busy with two high-profile events for the
charity: our second national Tenpin bowling event
(1st April) and our Patient Voices Event in London
(23rd April). We are also carrying out a major
public relations campaign focusing on educating
younger people about bowel cancer, in light of
newly emerging, highly concerning statistics
showing the huge growth in bowel cancer
incidence among people under 30.
We know many of you will also have arranged
your own activities raising funds and increasing
awareness of bowel cancer in your local
community during April. Thank you for your
ongoing support and do let us know how
you get on.
Very best wishes
Beating Bowel Cancer staff get into the bowling
spirit on April Fools’ Day!
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Thank you to our supporters!
Trusts and foundations
This issue is kindly supported by
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A tribute to three Patient Voices
We were deeply saddened to lose three of
our Patient Voices in January 2009 – Sheila
Norrington, Chris Goodhead, and Gordon
Ticehurst. They were each involved with our
work in their own unique way and were all
wonderful friends of the charity.
Sheila Norrington worked
alongside the charity
for over 6 years and was a
remarkable woman. She did
so much to raise awareness
of bowel cancer, particularly
during the last 12 months
when she and her husband
Sheila Norrington with
Goff worked hard to highlight husband Goff
the difficulties facing patients trying to access
treatments unavailable on the NHS.
Highlighting a similar cause were Chris
Goodhead and his wife Melissa, who worked
closely with the charity during 2008 to raise
awareness of private insurance companies, who
stopped Chris’s non-NICE-approved treatment
after a 12 month period. They both appeared on
the BBC1 programme ‘Dom’s on the Case’ in
Gordon joined the Patient Voices Group in 2005
and demonstrated immense strength and
determination. His daughter, Hannah, even
trekked the Great Wall of China to raise money
for Beating Bowel Cancer.
Sheila, Chris and Gordon will be very sincerely
missed by all of us and our thoughts are with
their families and friends at this sad time.
Volunteer Angela Cummings is our newest recruit
“In January 2008 I contacted
Beating Bowel Cancer to see
if I could volunteer for them
and to use the experience
as a case study for my MA
in Charity Management. I
began volunteering at the
charity two mornings a week,
initially updating the database, stuffing envelopes
and answering the telephone as well as interviewing
some very obliging team members for my studies.
Volunteering was very enjoyable, giving me the
opportunity to see how a busy charity operated
in practice rather than just learning about it in
the classroom. When I heard that Beating Bowel
Cancer was looking for a new database I offered
to help as, before I had my children, I worked
for a large database company. I helped the team
with their product selection and in December was
asked to join the charity on a temporary contract,
working on the database project. I am delighted
to have now been offered a permanent role as
Database & Direct Marketing Coordinator.”
Volunteering for Beating Bowel Cancer is a
fantastic way to get involved in the daily workings
of a high-profile charity, as well as giving you the
opportunity to use your professional/personal skills
and to ‘give something back’. If you live locally to
our office in Teddington and wish to find out more,
please contact Jo Garnham on 020 8973 0007.
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Journeywoman: Poems and Alphabet
One of our Patient Voices, Alison
Michell, turned to writing when she
was diagnosed with bowel cancer over
six years ago. She celebrated a period
of remission by applying for an MA in
Creative and Life Writing and completed
the course in 2007, by which time
her cancer had returned. In her final
submission she wrote about living with
cancer, as she says, ‘It was time to
make the cancer work for me’.
Alison has now published a collection of
poems and recorded them onto a CD.
Journeywoman: Poems and Alphabet
(£5 for the book or CD) is available
from Bookmark Publications: contact
Copies will also be on sale at the Patient
Voices Event on 23rd April 2009.
All proceeds will go to Beating
Bowel Cancer Awareness Month
This year’s awareness month was launched on
April Fools’ Day with our national bowling event
in partnership with Tenpin. Thirty-eight Tenpin
bowling centres across the UK donated a share of
ticket sales on the evening of 1st April, with staff
in the centres organising
plenty of fun activities to
get bowlers involved and
disease-aware, as well as
raise money for the charity.
At the same time, Beating
Bowel Cancer launched
a media campaign to
highlight the shocking rise
in bowel cancer diagnoses
in people under the age
of thirty. Cases of the
disease increased by 117%
between 1997 and 2006,
according to figures we
obtained from answers to
These worrying statistics reinforce the need for
our important awareness-raising work amongst
the younger generation, and events such as the
April Fools’ bowling are excellent ways to get
bowel cancer messages in front of this
10th Anniversary Cabaret - Friday 6th November 2009
Save the Date!
To mark our 10th anniversary we are organising a fantastic evening of fun
and entertainment at the Battersea Arts Centre, Clapham Junction, in South
West London. Tickets are £40, which includes dinner and cabaret ranging
from comedy to dancing and music! We hope that you will be able to
celebrate with us – look out for more details on our website soon.
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Policy and Politics
Pumping up the volume in Parliament
Beating Bowel Cancer’s annual parliamentary
reception for the BE LOUD! BE CLEAR!
campaign was, as ever, a great success.
More than 60 parliamentarians joined Patient
Voices, Department of Health officials, nurses,
staff and trustees on the House of Commons
Terrace on 21 January for the launch of Turn
up the Noise on Bowel Cancer, the charity’s
progress report on its 2012 Challenge. Health
Minister and former patron of the charity,
Professor Lord Darzi, spoke at the reception
which was hosted by Dr Howard Stoate MP.
Beating Bowel Cancer’s 2012 Challenge
Two Years On:
2009 Progress Report
Our new ambassador, Richard Fell, shared the
moving story of his wife Carrie, who died of
bowel cancer in 2007, aged just 37.
Turn up the Noise charts the progress made by
the Government and highlights all of Beating
Bowel Cancer’s work in achieving the aims and
vision set out in the 2012 Challenge document
(launched at the 2007 BE LOUD! reception).
The report calls on the Government to continue
working with the charity to ensure the following
aims are met by 2012:
1. Improving public awareness of bowel
cancer through a national awareness and
2. Extending the bowel cancer screening
programme to those aged 50 and over, and
3. Improving access to information and
treatment choices for patients
4. Recognising the value of prolonged quality
of life for bowel cancer patients
Richard Fell speaks
movingly about the loss
of his wife Carrie
Kevin Barron MP, one of
our Parliamentary Voices,
pledges his support
MPs and Peers pledged their support to these
aims and the BE LOUD! BE CLEAR! campaign
by wearing loud and colourful clothes, hats,
glasses and feather boas, whilst signing our
Turn up the Noise pledge board, resulting in
widespread local press coverage.
Professor Lord Darzi,
Hilary Whittaker and
Dr Howard Stoate MP
We will be using the report for our campaigning
and lobbying activity in Parliament over the
Advanced bowel cancer - liver treatment
In January we launched our new
booklet Advanced bowel cancer
– liver treatment which has being
developed to complement the existing
Beating Bowel Cancer publications in
the ‘Just Diagnosed?’ series.
The booklet aims to provide
reassurance and information to
people who have developed secondary cancer in
the liver, following a diagnosis of primary bowel
cancer. The particular focus
of this new booklet is liver surgery
and other interventions; information
on radiotherapy and chemotherapy
for advanced disease is already
covered in ‘Treating bowel cancer:
To order your copy, please
contact us on 08450 719 301 or visit
Accessing treatment - your options
As a charity, we believe that every
patient, regardless of their ability to
pay, should have equal access on the
NHS to a drug that their doctor has
judged to be clinically appropriate.
Our new patient information pack
Accessing treatment - your options
has been written in conjunction
with those who have experience
of working with patients who require
treatment which is not routinely
funded by the NHS. Additionally
patients and relatives, who have
experience of trying to access
have contributed to the compilation
of this information pack.
Factsheets within the pack are:
Involving the Media
Involving your MP
Explains the ways in which you could access treatment not routinely funded by the NHS
Guides you through the jargon; you are about to enter a whole new world of
‘NHS speak’ so it helps to know what everyone means when they use certain terms.
Assists you in making an application to your Primary Care Trust (PCT) to secure
funding for the treatment you need.
Advises you on how to highlight your case within the local and national media.
Advises you on how to contact and request the support of your local MP.
Provides information on what clinical trials are, and how entering a clinical trial
might be beneficial to you.
Please contact Suzie Scaddan on 020 8973 0010 for a copy, and to see how we can advise and
support you during this difficult time.
Giving oral evidence to the Commons committee
The House of Commons Health Select
Committee has been conducting an inquiry
into the Government’s recent decision to
allow patients to privately “top-up” their NHS
treatment, where a drug or treatment they have
been recommended is not currently available
on the NHS. Following our submission of
written evidence to the inquiry, we were invited
to appear before the committee in January to
discuss the charity’s view on “top-ups” with MPs.
Our view, which also takes into consideration
the views of the many patients we speak to
and represent, is that licensed treatments
recommended by a clinician should be available
on the NHS, regardless of a patient’s ability to
pay. We believe that the debate on “top-ups”
is a distraction from the main issue of patients
being denied vital care on the NHS, available as
a matter of course in many other EU countries.
Furthermore, we believe that “top-ups” raise
a lot of problems for patients and doctors that
the Government still needs to address, in terms
of how they will work in practice and how
continuity of patient care will be maintained.
The outcome of the inquiry is due shortly
and will be reviewed in our next News.
Patient Voices Event - 23rd April 2009
Our fifth annual Patient Voices Event will be held
in London on Thursday 23rd May, at the Royal
College of Physicians, Regent’s Park.
If you are already a Patient Voice, you will
have received your invitation. If you’re
interested in attending and would like to join
our Patient Voices Group, please contact
April Rawlings on 020 8973 0014 or email
And even if
you aren’t free
to come on
23rd May, we
the group and April would be
delighted to hear from you.
Patient input into health debate
Bowel cancer patient John Clarke, from
Doncaster, accompanied Beating Bowel
Cancer to the Bupa annual health debate in
March and shared his moving story of the four
month struggle he had with his local PCT to
secure funding for cetuximab (Erbitux). The
debate was hosted by well-known journalist,
Rawlins of NICE.
London to Paris Bike Challenge
30th September to 4th October 2009
Join us on our very first cycling adventure
and pedal 300 miles from London to the
beautiful city of Paris, whilst raising
money for Beating
1 unforgettable adventure
Day 1: London – Calais
We have an early start from Blackheath,
and we cycle through beautiful rural Kent
and continue along the North Downs Way
to the coast. Taking the ferry to Calais, we
have dinner on board and stay overnight
in our Calais hotel.
Day 2: Calais – Abbeville
After breakfast we head south, passing
through stunning countryside and quiet
back roads. Cycling inland from the coast,
we pass east through ancient Desvres and
follow quiet winding roads until we reach
the historic battlefields of Agincourt and
the town of Abbeville. Overnight in hotel.
Day 3: Abbeville – Beauvais
Today we follow the River Somme
towards Amiens. We pass the battle
fields of the First World War, and then
turn south into meandering valleys and
traditional farming hamlets. Our day ends
at Beauvais, a town famous for its large
gothic cathedral. Overnight in hotel.
Day 4: Beauvais – Paris
Our final day takes us towards the
suburbs of Paris. We see the distinctive
landmarks of the Eiffel Tower and the
Sacré Coeur on the skyline, and finish
beneath the arches of the Eiffel Tower.
Celebration dinner and overnight in hotel.
Day 5: Paris - London
A free day to explore Paris, before we
board the Eurostar train back to St
Pancras in the early evening.
£99 to register!
This challenge is open to anyone and you definitely don’t have to be an experienced cyclist to
take part. It’s Its only £99 to register on this fantastic adventure, so what are you waiting for?!
Great North Run
20th September 2009
Run to the Beat
27th September 2009
Take part in one of these fantastic half marathons Alternatively, why not take part in Run to the
Beat on Sunday 27th September - the only
half marathon of its kind that plays live music
Join our team for the
around the course.
Bupa Great North
Now in its second
Run on Sunday 20th
year, the 2009
September and run
in the biggest half
starts and finishes
marathon in the world!
at the O2 Arena in
With over 50,000 runners pounding the streets of London) promises
Newcastle, it has a fantastic atmosphere and is a to be even bigger
truly memorable experience.
and better than last year!
Places in these popular events are going fast, so sign up today by calling the events team!
25th March to 4th April 2010
Join us on a fantastic 10 day trek amongst
the high peaks of the Annapurnas.
Our challenge takes us through mountainside
villages and thick rhododendron forest, where
we will see the most awe-inspiring views of the
Annapurna range and glaciers of the Himalayas.
This trek allows an insight into the culture of
the mountain kingdom as well as its natural
beauty, and we
also have time
to explore the
city of Nepal, Kathmandu.
This is a trek not to be missed! Contact Emma
in the events team today for more details!
Good luck to our team of Peru trekkers and
London Marathon runners!
We have a team of intrepid adventurers trekking to Machu Picchu on 21st May and our biggest team
of 30 London Marathon runners putting themselves through their paces on April 26th! We wish them
luck in their respective challenges and will report back on these events in our next News.
For more information on all these events
contact the events team!
Tel: 08450 719300 Email: email@example.com
Thank you to our supporters!
Burns Night Ceilidh
January 23rd 2009
Thank you to everyone who supported our
sell-out Burns Night event. Over 250 guests
joined us for an exhilarating evening of
Ceilidh dancing, and we raised a fantastic
total of £9,200.
Individual fundraising highlights
100 people attended a
fashion show organised by
Janet Brazier at Colchester
General Hospital, which
raised an amazing £1,478.
As well as friends and
family, the models on
the night included bowel
cancer patients and nurses
from the hospital. Special thanks also go to
Annette Caplin and Barry Blumson for their help
with the event.
Abigail Cowley, in support
of her uncle, organised a
Christmas carol fundraiser
in her local village of
Wicken Bonhunt. Lots of
her friends took part and
they raised a brilliant £200
– well done girls!
Gilly Hutchinson and Chrissie Morris were joined
by a big group of friends to celebrate their 30th
birthdays by walking 30km along the Thames
path. The group completed the walk over two
days and are set to raise a fantastic £1,300, in
memory of Gilly’s father Hamish Hutchinson.
Dawn Jones took on a
huge challenge, when
she trekked through
Patagonia in Chile,
glaciers and turquoise-blue
lakes. She raised an
Queen Mary’s school in Baldersby organised
several fundraising concerts throughout the
autumn term, including an ‘Old Time Music Hall’
with pupils from Years 3-6. They raised a total of
£1,010 which is a great achievement.
Gail Birch led a group of over 100 ‘Santas’ on
their annual fundraising
pub crawl in Manchester
last December. The group
raised £559, as well
as keeping the crowds
These are just a selection of the many
fundraising activities that have taken place. A
huge thank you to everyone who has worked
hard to raise money for us - your enthusiasm
and imagination are inspirational!
Thank you to our supporters!
BE LOUD! BE CLEAR! fundraisers
Our annual BE LOUD! BE CLEAR! fundraising and awareness campaign in January was wellsupported
by many of you. There is money still coming in, but here is what a few people got up to!
Matt Carter raised an incredible £1,000 by
playing a piano marathon in his local shopping
centre in Bury St Edmunds for over 8 hours on
Saturday 31st January… fantastic!
Claire Ferris and Patient Voice Peter Maude
organised a stand in their local Sainsbury’s in
Cornwall, giving out fruit and vegetables to
raise awareness of bowel cancer prevention,
Emma Orford and her
Barclays team organised
a sponsored silence,
dress down and LOUD!
day and collected £308!
The staff at South
Staffordshire Water held a
bad taste fundraising day
and raised £623!
Congratulations to the staff at Aspirations hair
and beauty salon in Somerset who organised
a sponsored head shaving and hair dying event.
They raised £300 and attracted a lot of
Many thanks to the BMI
staff at the Fawkham
Manor Hospital who
organised a BE LOUD!
BE CLEAR! fun day with
tombola, raffle and cake
sale and raised £330!
The Securicare staff held
several dress down days
and a bowel healthcare
day, collecting £895.
Staff at Spire Health Care across the country
raised over £700! Mary Casey and team held
a Gold Day, sold homemade cakes and held a
raffle, whilst Anita Parker and staff organised a
tombola and book sale.
The staff at Gordon and
MacPhail wine and spirit
merchants not only held a
raffle and a LOUD! lottery
in the office, but employee
Elaine Cruickshank raised
£66 alone by going out at
lunchtime in Elgin dressed
in gold leggings and pink
Fantastic response to Tackle it! campaign
Our Tackle it! campaign launched in November
last year, spearheaded by celebrity Matt Dawson
and aimed primarily at men under sixty,
encouraging them to be aware of the symptoms
of bowel cancer and to seek help from their GP if
they were concerned.
to our microsite, and 9,668 people downloaded
our bowel cancer information leaflet. The
response from GP practices was also extremely
encouraging, with over two hundred practices
responding to our targeted email, and requesting
leaflets and posters for their waiting room.
Between November and March we carried out
an intensive digital marketing campaign, aimed
specifically at men aged 30-60 years with an
interest in sport. Outbound emails were sent to
targeted lists of men, with links to our interactive
encouraging subscriptions and downloads
The results of this digital marketing campaign were
unprecedented – over 12,500 unique visitors went
Interest in the campaign
from the general public
was further enhanced
by a full page feature
that ran in the Daily
Express, outlining Matt
Dawson’s support for
the campaign and his
mother’s ongoing battle
with bowel cancer.
Ethical Dilemmas Campaign
During February 2009, Beating Bowel Cancer
undertook a survey of consultant oncologists
exploring the degree to which they are
discussing non NHS-funded treatment options
with their patients, and the support they are
receiving to enable them to have these very
Forty consultant oncologists were surveyed and
the results were launched to the media in March.
The survey findings highlighted that a third of
oncologists admitted that the best treatment for
their patients is likely to be one that is not available
on the NHS. However, the vast majority (76%)
said they only sometimes or rarely mention these
treatment options, with a small number admitting
to never doing so, leaving many patients in the dark
about their options.
Many clinicians felt they are not getting enough
support, pointing to a lack of clear guidance from the
NHS on how to approach the issue of unfunded
drugs with patients. Three quarters of those surveyed
admitted to being unaware of any national guidance,
whilst almost all said their hospital does not provide
any protocol on this issue. At the same time,
clinicians are experiencing increased pressure to
discuss unfunded drugs following the Government’s
recent decision on top-ups, even though over half
feel uncomfortable discussing cost of treatment with
patients and believe it is not their role.
Following the results of this survey, Beating Bowel
Cancer will be developing a guide for clinicians,
to signpost them to existing guidance and good
practice on discussing unfunded treatment options,
as well as applying for exceptional case funding.
Trusts and Foundations
Recent grants awarded
Beating Bowel Cancer is delighted to have received
an extremely generous donation of £50,000 from
the Lockwood Charitable Foundation to extend
our Health in the Workplace campaign. This
valuable support will ensure that we can continue
our initiative to provide potentially life saving
messages about bowel cancer to members of
the public through their place of work.
We encourage any companies or organisations
wishing to learn more about this campaign or to
book a Health in the Workplace event to contact
the charity on 08450 719300 or by email on
We are very grateful to the Blue Sky Foundation,
who have provided us with a 3 Year grant for
our Nurse Advisory Service, allowing us to extend its
hours significantly. The Caron Keating Foundation
has awarded a generous grant to help us develop
new and improved patient resources on our website,
which will be launched in the coming months.
We are also grateful to Sharon’s Trusts, Coutts
Charitable Trust, Tony Metherell Charitable Trust,
Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust, Thomas Roberts
Trust, Conifers Charitable Trust, Anna and Michael
Wix Charitable Trust, the Cliveden Trust and other
anonymous donors, for supporting the work of
Beating Bowel Cancer.
Donations in memory
of a loved one
Beating Bowel Cancer is extremely grateful to the many people
who have made a donation to support our work in memory of
a loved one. If you would like to support our work in this way,
you can send donations by post, you can make a donation
through our online in memory page (www.justgiving.com/
bowelcancermemory) or you can set up your own individual in
memory page (www.justgiving.com/bowelcancer/raisemoney).
Leaving a gift in your will
Leaving a gift in your will to Beating Bowel Cancer will help us to
continue to make a difference by raising awareness of bowel cancer
symptoms, promoting early diagnosis and encouraging open access
to treatment choice. Legacies of all sizes are precious as they all help
us to work towards these key objectives and ultimately help to save
lives from this common cancer. Leaving a small percentage of your
estate to Beating Bowel Cancer, after your family and friends have
been looked after, will make a lasting difference.
For further information, please contact Karen Dawson on
020 8973 0009 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
What is peripheral neuropathy?
Peripheral neuropathy is ‘numbness’ or
‘tingling’ in the hands and feet (although it
can also affect the throat and neck).
Who does it affect?
The chemotherapy drug Oxaliplatin (Eloxatin)
can have an effect on the nerve endings and this
causes a loss of sensation or ‘pins and needles’
in those areas. Tingling and numbness occurs
in 85-95% of people within hours of oxaliplatin
infusion. The symptoms are normally mild and
resolve within hours or days. However, for some,
the symptoms continue throughout the whole
treatment and once it has stopped, and can
cause functional impairment.
Who would be prescribed
Oxaliplatin (Eloxatin) is a chemotherapy drug
licensed for the treatment of patients with
stage 3 (Dukes’ C) bowel cancer following
surgery, and also for treatment of patients
with advanced bowel cancer.
It is important to say that not everybody who
receives Oxaliplatin will experience this side
effect. It might not happen the first time you
receive the treatment, but during later cycles,
and it is important to report the sensations
to your doctors as they may be controlled by
altering the dose of the drug.
Symptoms can be triggered or exacerbated by
cold temperatures and can be cumulative; that
is they can gradually get worse as the treatment
Symptoms may include
• Increased sensitivity to cold, for example, with
cold drinks and cold weather
• A change in sensation, for example, a feeling of
warmth when touching something cold.
• Numbness/tingling leading to difficulty buttoning
up clothes or picking up small objects
• Mild pain – burning or small electric shocks
• Difficulty with balance/coordination
Managing the symptoms
A number of things can be done to help you
manage the symptoms which include:
• Wrap up warmly in cold weather and avoid
• Wear gloves when working with hands and
• Test temperature of water with elbow when
having baths/showers /washing up etc
• Wear well fitting shoes
• Remove rugs and any other clutter that you
could trip over or slip on
• Install grab bars in the shower or handgrips in
the tub, and lay down skid-free mats
You might be at higher risk if you have:
• Previously had treatment that can
• Low levels of certain minerals/vitamins
(e.g. Vitamin B) - this might be caused by
your diet or through drinking alcohol.
If you do get any symptoms, always inform
the doctor straight away so that you can be
monitored early on.
The doctor will assess the severity of your
symptoms and plan appropriate treatment/
actions once the extent of the neuropathy
Carol Baillie Nurse Awards
The two colorectal nurses who won this year’s
awards, Clare Ferris and Gary Logue came to
our BE LOUD! BE CLEAR! reception at the
Houses of Parliament in January.
Gary is pictured here receiving his award from
health minister and former Beating Bowel
Cancer patron Professor the Lord Darzi, while
Clare is pictured with Peter Maude, one of our
Patient Voices, and his wife, Lin.
Pyramid Theatre Company - You Me Us
During January and February, the Pyramid
Theatre Company, a specialist theatre-in-healtheducation
company, hit the road for their pilot
tour of ‘You Me Us’, an educational play about
bowel cancer. The play, by playwright Pete
Lawson, is a unique way of spreading vitally
important awareness messages about bowel
cancer and raising the profile of the screening
programme amongst the general public.
The pilot tour of 30 performances travelled
as far and wide as Bristol, London, Grimsby
During the development of the play, Beating
Bowel Cancer arranged for Pete to meet with
Martina Cusack (Specialist Colorectal Nurse,
Charing Cross Hospital) and a number of
Beating Bowel Cancer Patient Voices. This was
to ensure that he really understood the issues
and ‘got inside the heads’ of people affected
by bowel cancer, so that their stories and
experiences came across through the characters
in the play. Additionally, our booklet ‘Prevent
and Detect - Your Guide’ was available to all
attendees after the performance.
Fingers crossed for a national tour later in 2009!
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