Bowel Cancer UK is inviting Cardiff locals to walk inside a giant inflatable bowel when it tours the city in November to raise awareness of bowel cancer – the second biggest cancer killer in Wales.
The giant inflatable bowel – measuring 19 feet by seven feet – is an interactive experience to demonstrate the various stages of bowel cancer, and raise awareness of its symptoms, the importance of taking part in screening and learn about good bowel health.
It’s also a chance for people to ask any questions or share any worries about bowel cancer, whether about themselves, a loved one or friend, to one of Bowel Cancer UK’s friendly and experienced staff and volunteers.
Bowel Cancer UK are also running a quiz to test people’s knowledge of the symptoms of bowel cancer. Everyone who takes the quiz can enter a free prize draw with one winner receiving one year’s supply of Andrex® toilet roll.
Join Bowel Cancer UK’s giant inflatable bowel roadshow on:
- Tuesday 21 November from 10am – 4pm outside Cardiff Central Library (St David’s, Hayes Place, CF10 1FL)
- Wednesday 22 November from 10am – 4pm outside Capitol Shopping Centre (where Churchill Way meets Queen Street, CF10 2HQ)
- Thursday 23 November from 10am – 4pm at Capital Shopping Park (Leckwith Rd, CF11 8EG)
Genevieve Edwards, Chief Executive at Bowel Cancer UK, says: “We’re really looking forward to talking to lots of people in Cardiff about the disease, its symptoms, the importance of taking part in bowel cancer screening and how people can reduce their risk of developing bowel cancer.
“We know that awareness of bowel cancer in Cardiff is quite low with nearly a quarter people living in the capital (23%) unaware of any of the symptoms of the disease. We hope our giant inflatable bowel is a fun way to break the ice and start having those lifesaving conversations. We’re here to welcome everyone to a tour of the giant inflatable bowel, answer any questions you have about your bowel health, and signpost you for further support. No appointment necessary. See you inside!”
For more information about Bowel Cancer UK’s roadshow, visit: www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk/roadshows
The Bowel Cancer UK’s roadshows are funded by the BowelBabe Fund.