Melton Times letter: Thank you to all local Decembeard participants

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We would like to thank all the local men who took part in Beating Bowel Cancer’s Decembeard fundraising campaign by going grizzly last month.

Decembeard, which asks men to ditch their razors and grow a beard throughout the month of December, is a fun way for individuals or teams to raise funds and help to increase awareness of the disease. It’s simple to take part in and thousands signed up for it again last month. We’d like to thank every one of them for their support.

The many thousands of pounds they have raised in sponsorship will help the charity to support bowel cancer patients and their families and to raise awareness of the disease, its symptoms and the need for early diagnosis.

As well as raising funds for the charity, the campaign can help to break down the stigma of talking about bowel cancer, which is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer. Over a hundred people are diagnosed with bowel cancer every day, yet over 90 per cent of cases can be treated successfully if caught early. So it’s vital that people become more aware of the symptoms so they can act quickly.

If anyone has any queries or concerns about bowel cancer, there’s lots of information and advice on our website or they can call our Nurse Helpline on 020 8973 0011.

Mark Flannagan

CEO Beating Bowel Cancer