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Theresa helps raise over £12,000 for cancer charity

Date: 30 November 2021

Time: 09:00

Theresa helps raise over £12,000 for cancer charity

A Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) clinical occupational therapist has helped raise more than £12,000 to support people with bowel cancer following her father’s terminal diagnosis with the condition. 

Theresa Warner-Jones (pictured), Interim Team Lead of SCFT’s Community Equipment Services (Health), collected the money with her family for Bowel Cancer UK and Northampton General Hospital’s oncology unit. 

They raised the money by holding a cake sale, a sports auction with a disco and raffle, and a comedy night. 

Theresa said: “Following my dad’s terminal diagnosis, we have been determined to channel our negative energy and passionate natures into fundraising to help others who find themselves in the same situation. 

“I am over the moon at the sum of money we have raised. It will go towards research into the different types of bowel cancer and support individuals and their families affected by them.” 

Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK and the second biggest cancer killer, affecting men and women. 

Every 15 minutes in the UK someone is diagnosed with bowel cancer, a rate that equates to more than 42,000 people a year. 

You can support Theresa and her family’s work on their fundraising page

Theresa and her family are planning to continue their charity work next year by holding a sponsored walk around the Isle of Wight.

*Theresa is pictured with some of the gifts - including signed sports shirts - donated to her fund-raising efforts.