Bowel ‘Patient Party’ – Sharing and learning from your experiences

St Martin’s Community Centre
Saturday 6th July 2019
10.30 to 12.30

Following the success of our previous ‘Patient Parties’ we invite our former patients plus a partner/friend to join us for coffee, cake and a chat.

The invitation is to all those who have undergone a major bowel resection at Princess Elizabeth Hospital in recent years whether for cancer, diverticular disease, or inflammatory bowel disease e.g. Crohn’s.

Due to GDPR new confidentiality arrangements we are unable to send out personal invitations this year.

Please reserve your place with the Colorectal Nurse Specialists Andrea Le Page and Sadie Robilliard at PEH on 01481 725241 ext 4282. Do leave any message on the answer phone.

This event is supported by Bowel Cancer Guernsey

Carol Makin, Consultant Surgeon

Loud Tie Day Dash 2019

The first Skipton Smith Street Dash was held on Loud tie day.

Thanks to Skipton International for sponsoring the event and to all the teams who took part.

Congratulations to IAG this years champions.

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Guernsey Waterfront Marathon

Bowel Cancer Guernsey was pleased to be the Charity of the year for the Guernsey Waterfront Marathon 2018. 

Congratulations to Peter Amy from Guernsey who won this year’s marathon in a time of 2h42m27s. 

Thank you to all of our friends and all who helped on the day, a great occasion even if it did rain.

Marshalls

Family Fun Day 2018

Thank you to everyone who supported our Family Fun Day earlier in 2018, we were overwhelmed by the amount of people who came down to see us at Saumarez Park.

Keep Sunday 12 May 2019 free for Bowel Cancer Guernsey’s 2nd Family Fun Day!

 

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Spinathon

Thanks to Lyndsey and friends for raising a grand total of £3,660.88 at Lyndsey’s spinathon at Beau Sejour.

Well done and congratulations to all who took part especially Lyndsey who organised the whole event.Spinathon Enhanced

Outdoor Gym Sessions with Andy Perkins for the U3A

This autumn we teamed up with local personal trainer Andy Perkins to deliver a free four-week gym programme to members of the University of the Third Age (U3A).

The sessions took place at the outdoor gym at Saumarez Park, which was funded by Bowel Cancer Guernsey. It was hoped that these sessions would increase the member’s confidence in using the equipment.

At each session Andy talked through the various types of equipment, explaining how the exercises could be tailored to accommodate different injuries or niggles.

Speaking of the session, Andy Perkins comments: ‘The outdoor sessions with the U3A were a great success and well attended. All of the participants were keen to take part and learn how to make the most of the equipment.’

Members of the U3A have gained much enjoyment from using the equipment and have even decided to continue meeting up as a group on a weekly basis, starting in the spring.

Pat Child, a member of the U3A, says: ‘I think the exercise sessions were a huge success. Andy was a really encouraging tutor who the group felt very comfortable working with. We would like to thank Andy and Bowel Cancer Guernsey for their support in kick-starting this initiative.’

‘Research has suggested that those who lead inactive or sedentary lifestyles are at an increased risk of bowel cancer, so it is important to incorporate regular exercise into your routine. Sessions like these are essential in raising awareness of the facilities available to islanders.’ says Anne Brouard, from Bowel Cancer Guernsey.

Andy Perkins, concludes: ‘It was very satisfying to see the improvement in the participants’ fitness levels following the structured fitness sessions.’

The outdoor gym is free to use 365 days a year and instructions are provided at each piece of equipment.

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