Skip yourself healthy at Guernsey’s first Skipathon

Skip yourself healthy at Bowel Cancer Guernsey's first Skipathon

Skip yourself healthy at Bowel Cancer Guernsey’s first Skipathon

Islanders are being urged to enter the inaugural Bowel Cancer Guernsey Skipathon.

The Skipathon, which takes place on 7th May at Beau Sejour, is being supported by the Health Promotion Unit. It’s hoped that hundreds of people of all ages and fitness levels will skip for the charity.

Teams of up to 10 people will skip for an hour and whilst the aim is to raise money for the charity the organisers hope it will get participants to think about their own health and fitness.

Research shows that people who are physically active have a reduced risk of developing bowel cancer. In fact, the largest studies show that exercise could reduce the risk of colon cancer by up to 25 per cent.

‘Skipping is a great cardiovascular exercise, it’s great for upper body strength and burns more calories than jogging,’ says Diane Mathews, the Health Promotion Unit’s Cancer Prevention Officer. ‘It’s a really cheap and fun way to add more exercise into your daily routine and the whole family can give it a try.’

One of the organisers, Anne Brouard from Bowel Cancer Guernsey, says: ‘We hope families, businesses and sports clubs will get involved and enter a team. Each team will be given a one-hour time slot and you can have up to 10 people in a team.’

It costs £25.00 to enter per team. There will be prizes of Beau Sejour memberships and Beau Cinema tickets for most skips completed in an hour, most money raised and best team spirit and every team that enters will be given five skipping ropes. Participants will also take part in a warm-up session led by exercise instructors and receive free water.

A diet high in red or processed meats and low in fibre and being overweight and inactive will increase the risk of developing bowel cancer. Age, family history and smoking and high alcohol consumption are also factors.

Diane concludes: ‘There will be a great atmosphere at the event and it’s a fun way to remind ourselves that leading an active life and eating a healthy diet can make a big difference to our risk of developing some cancers.’

How to enter: Collect an entry form and pack from reception at Beau Sejour, or download an application form from

Entry cost is £25.00 per team. Start times will be supplied when the application form is handed in.

Date: 7th May 2016

Time: From 10am

Place: Dave Ferguson Hall, Beau Sejour

Follow us on Twitter @GBCAC #GsySkipathon

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Download information and entry form here: BCG Skipathon Poster 2016 yellow

Download the sponsorship form here: Sponsor form.Skipathon






La Grande Mare Golf Club – Captains Charity

Our Committee Member Paul Riley does not get to wear his yellow trousers very often, especially in February.  However, it seemed a very appropriate time when collecting a checque from David Jeffery, men’s captain during 2015 at the La Grande Mare Golf Club.

Bowel Cancer Guernsey was the Captain’s Charity and raised an amazing £4733.01. Grande Mare Golf Club



On a very cold and wet Saturday morning on the 13th of February, Get Fit Guernsey organised a very successful TRY-A-TRAIL and all who took part raised a grand total of £800. Thanks to the walkers, runners, volunteers and organisers of this event.

TRY-A-TRAIL 13th February 2016

Get Fit Guernsey has now opened registration for its Try A Trail event on the morning of 13th February 2016.

The event is an off road run or walk for anyone and everyone.  There is a walk/run 5k option or a 10k run route.

Thank you to Get Fit Guernsey for choosing Bowel Cancer Guernsey as the chosen charity for this event.

For further details visit:

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RBC supports Bowel Cancer Guernsey in 2015

The Royal Bank of Canada nominated Bowel Cancer Guernsey as their charity of the year for 2015 and raised an amazing £12,000 for the Charity.

In addition, we would also like to thank them for their support and help at the Home Life Show and throughout 2015.


Bowel Cancer Guernsey would like to thank everybody who helped out at the Home Life Show and to everyone that visited our stall.

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Quiz Night – Friday 16th October 2015

This year’s Bowel Cancer Guernsey Quiz will be taking place on Friday 16th October 2015 (7.15pm) at St Sampson’s High School.

£60 per table of six (includes supper) and a cash bar will be available.

Please book your table by completing and returning the Entry Form.