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Your spotlight on local services

April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month


A message from our colleagues at Bowel Cancer UK:

April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, a great opportunity for your council to raise awareness of the disease.

Every 15 minutes in the UK someone is diagnosed with bowel cancer. It’s more common in the over 50s but can affect people of all ages. It’s also the UK’s second biggest cancer killer but it shouldn’t be because it’s treatable and curable especially if diagnosed early.

 There are a number of ways you can show your support this April. All the information is in the attached toolkit, but here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Use your social media accounts to raise awareness. We’ve put together some suggested posts and we have a range of graphics you can use
  • Add information to your website, blog, newsletters, bulletins and intranet. The toolkit includes suggested copy
  • Join an awareness talk. We’re holding free online bowel cancer awareness talks throughout April
  • Use our leaflets and posters. Download and print our suggested Bowel Cancer Awareness Month materials and hold an information stall, have a display or put up our information on your noticeboards
  • Promote Bowel Cancer Awareness Month in your local media
  • Take on the Step up for 30 challenge. We’re calling on organisations across the UK to bring staff together virtually or in person to Step up for 30 during April. It’s really simple, just get active in teams or individually each day throughout the month and ask your colleagues, customers and contacts to sponsor you
  • Share information about Bowel Cancer Awareness Month with colleagues and other organisations

We hope you will join us and support Bowel Cancer Awareness Month. Together we can stop people dying of bowel cancer.