Bowel Cancer Guernsey and Male Uprising Guernsey Join Forces

09 April 2014

Bowel Cancer Guernsey and Male Uprising Guernsey are supporting bowel cancer awareness month with a campaign designed to get people thinking about their bowel health during April. 

To spread the word about bowel health the two charities have joined forces with our Pop-up shop and are planning four days of activity at the Smith Street OSA Pop Up Shop from the 14th April. The schedule is designed to cover all aspects of bowel health:

Monday 14th
The Bowel Cancer Guernsey team will be on hand with information, guidance and advice on healthy living and how to avoid the disease.

Tuesday 15th
Myfanwy Datta, leading dietitian at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital will available to talk about the benefits of healthy eating in cancer prevention.  

Wednesday 16th
Tasty fresh fruit and veggie snacks using fruit and vegetables provided by Milton Produce and prepared by Sueco The Food Co. on offer to everyone visiting the shop. 

Thursday 17th
Personal trainers from X The Finish Line will be available all day to offer free personal fitness assessments and advice on how to get more active.  During the afternoon Fitsteps instructor Donna Rogan of The Body Studio will be in Smith Street inviting everyone to join in with Fitsteps dance sessions. In addition, John Randall from BBC Radio Guernsey will be there from 1.30pm broadcasting his programme live and BBC Channel Islands' Penny Elderfield will be popping in to show off her hoola hooping skills. Have a go with a hoola hoop, try joining in a free Fitsteps class between 2 and 3pm and pick up some information doing more exercise.

As Trevor Kelham from MUG explains: 'we urge islanders to visit the OSA Pop Up Shop - we've got experts on hand, information galore and loads of information to collect. It's a one-stop-healthy-bowel-shop!'

The focus of the campaign is a special section on their website where anyone can download information sheets on healthy diets, exercise plans and lifestyle changes to help prevent bowel cancer.