Care UK Healthcare partners with Bowel Cancer UK

Care UK Healthcare, the largest provider of clinical services to the NHS, announces a charity partnership with Bowel Cancer UK to raise awareness of the fourth most common cancer.

Every 15 minutes someone is diagnosed with bowel cancer, which is almost 42,000 people every year. Care UK’s commitment will support the charity’s work to help stop people dying of bowel cancer by raising money for their vital services and life-saving research.

Bowel Cancer UK was chosen as Care UK Healthcare’s charity of the year after staff from our NHS services across the country voted for the charity.

Managing Director of Primary Care at Care UK, Suzanne Lawrence said: “More than nine out of ten new cases are diagnosed in people over the age of 50, and nearly six out of ten cases are diagnosed in people aged 70 or over.

“This is the age group of many of the patients who visit the nine NHS Treatment Centres we run and where we deliver procedures and screening for those who have or may be diagnosed with bowel cancer. As well as an initial donation of £10,000, we hope the centres will provide an excellent way for the charity to promote bowel health.

“We also know that the teams at these centres are keen to support the charity through their own fundraising initiatives.”

Luke Squires, Director of Fundraising for Bowel Cancer UK, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be chosen as Care UK Healthcare’s charity partner. Bowel cancer is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer, but because of the support of amazing organisations like Care UK Healthcare we can continue to save lives and improve the quality of life of everyone affected by bowel cancer.”

To find out more please visit www.careukhealthcare.com/about-us/our-charity-partner