Tuesday 30 August 2016

Save the date!

Our annual Autumn Event is scheduled for Saturday 15th October 2016, so please save the date. Once again we have some exciting speakers for your delectation and are looking forward to seeing you for a catch up. As always, members of our professional team from Musgrove Park will be there on the day. A highlight of the year for our local professionals, to see so many of you, ambassadors for what they do every day. There is no greater joy than seeing so many of you fit and well. 

On a more serious note, the committee, who comprise professionals and patients, are desperately in need of your help. Committee members are now at an all time low and, if new members do not come forward, the future of the group is in jeopardy. We will be discussing this more at the Autumn Event and we hope that some of you may consider stepping up to the mark to help us; we do hope so. 

If you would like to join us, please let us know for catering and number purposes on:
Tel: 01823 352452

Wednesday 10 August 2016

A huge THANK YOU to our supporters

We have great pleasure in informing you that with your kind donations, fund raising efforts, and general support the Somerset Bowel Cancer Support Group has purchased an air seal machine for the Colorectal Cancer Department at Musgrove Park Hospital. This piece of machinery is state of the art and allows for complex rectal surgery to be undertaken through the anus. This amazing piece of machinery creates a stable operating environment whilst ensuring that there are clear views to undertake the procedure and, importantly, decreases the operating time thus making it a much less stressful time for both patient and operating surgeon alike. The machinery is already earning its keep at Musgrove with first cases already undertaken. 

We would like to thank you all, literally one and all, for your continued support. We are a small local charity whose aims are not only to raise the profile of bowel cancer but also to improve the care of local people diagnosed with colon and rectal cancer. One of the ways we achieve this is by enabling new and innovative techniques to be utilised at our local hospital by our skilled local professionals. This machinery has already begun this process and it is all down to you for your support of us. So from the local professional team and the support group committee members please accept our heartfelt gratitude.