A local charity raising awareness and supporting people affected by bowel cancer in the Isle of Man

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IOM Anti-Cancer Association

2020 Support Group Meetings Our first support group meeting following the Covid-19 lockdown was held in September at Douglas Golf Club.  Malcolm Clague kindly gave a presentation about IOM Anti-Cancer Association and it’s work in the Island.  Attendees enjoyed hearing about the charity’s beginnings right up to its latest project with the New Clatterbridge in… Read more

Ding Dong!

One of our loyal supporters, Gilli Crellin from Douglas, kept herself busy during the Covid-19 lockdown.  Wearing her Avon lady hat Gilli offered an “ultimate pamper pack” to her customers at a special price thinking not only would it make a lovely present for friends and family to cheer them up during the lockdown, but… Read more

Nedbank Private Wealth IOM

  In September 2020 Bowel Cancer IOM was delighted to receive a donation of £2,000 – thanks to the staff at Nedbank Private Wealth’s Isle of Man office.  Funds were raised throughout the year from social events, raffles and cake sales.  A total of £24,000 was donated to Manx charities which represents a tremendous effort… Read more

Douglas Flag Day 2020

At the beginning of 2020 we were looking forward to April – Bowel Cancer Awareness month – when we were to hold our annual Flag Day collection in Douglas.  Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, we were forced to reschedule the event.  The Flag Day was held on a sunny Saturday at the end of September and… Read more

IOM Cancer Patient Information Pack

IOM Cancer Patient Binder 2018 – created by IOM Cancer Services User Forum and sponsored by Isle of Man Anti-Cancer Association. This information pack is designed to help you keep all the information you may need about your cancer, treatment and the support services available on the Isle of Man, all in one place. The… Read more

Travelling off Island for treatment

The Isle of Man Department of Health has made arrangements with hospitals in the UK to provide certain specialised treatments that are not available here on the Island. These hospitals are predominantly within the North West of England and have agreed to a contract to treat Manx patients when referred by Noble’s Hospital Consultants. The… Read more

Bowel Cancer – Age is not a factor

Every year 2,500 younger people are diagnosed with bowel cancer in the UK and this number is slowly increasing as more young people are engaging in lifestyle habits that increase their risk.  Bowel Cancer IOM has produced a postcard sized guide to symptoms featuring Jamie Carr. The following is Jamie’s story as told by his… Read more

Irrigation

Irrigation is a great way for people with colostomies to enjoy a better quality of life. Bowel Cancer IOM has information leaflets about the Braun IryPump irrigation system available to anyone interested. This system can be obtained on prescription. Email bowelcanceriom@manx.net to request details.   https://www.bbraun.co.uk/en/products-and-therapies/ostomy/pioneer-in-colostomy-irrigation.html#… Read more

Flying Home – Information for seriously ill people abroad

New updated guidance for people in the advanced stages of serious and terminal illness who wish to fly abroad has been published by Hospice UK. The publication,… entitled “Flying Home”, provides people with all the information they need when travelling “from bedside to airside” and on to their destination. It’s available free of charge to… Read more

All That Glam – help us raise funds by recycling your jewellery etc

Are you clearing out your cupboards and drawers? If you have any items of jewellery, scarves or evening bags you no longer wear or use then Bowel Cancer IOM would love to have them. We will be continuing to fundraise throughout 2020 with our All That Glam sales at different venues around the Island so… Read more