AWH Solicitors Raising Money for the Bobby Moore Fund
Last Friday marked the return of AWH Solicitors’ annual Football Shirt Friday to raise money for the Bobby Moore Fund during Bowel Cancer Awareness Month. Our team has taken to social media using the hashtag #FootballShirtFriday or @BobbyMooreFund to spread bowel cancer awareness and raise money for Cancer Research UK.
If you want to donate to the cause, you can do so here Football Shirt Friday | Cancer Research UK.
AWH Solicitors’ Head of Medical Negligence states: “As a result of the NHS shortages and recent strikes, appointments for cancer investigation and treatment are constantly being delayed. This causes potential issues as we lose the opportunity for early treatment. With April being Bowel cancer awareness month and the recent #Bowelbabe campaign from Dame Deborah James, we felt that it was important to support a campaign to raise funds for research into this important cause.”
What is the Bobby Moore Fund?
Bobby Moore was only 51 years old when he died from bowel cancer. Shortly after his death in 1993, Bobby’s widow Stephanie Moore OBE set up the Bobby Moore Fund restricted fund for Cancer Research UK to raise money for pioneering bowel cancer research.
Since the fund was set up, it has raised more than £29m due to help of its supporters. Thanks to the help of the Bobby Moore Fund, and other campaigns such as Dame Deborah James’ #Bowelbabe campaign, rates for bowel cancer have fallen by more than 30%.
However, although rates have fallen, there’s a lot of progress still to be made. As it stands, 46 people lose their life to bowel cancer every single day in the UK.
That’s why at AWH Solicitors, our team is helping raise awareness and donating money to help fund research better ways to prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat bowel cancer.
Read more about how you can get involved and donate to the Bobby Moore Fund here.
Raising Awareness About Bowel Cancer
- Bowel cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in the UK
On average 42 people die every day from bowel cancer in the UK, meaning one person dies every 30 minutes.
- There are roughly 42,900 new bowel cancer cases in the UK every year
Of these 42,900 cases, 54% are preventable. That’s why the Bobby Moore Fund spreads awareness about bowel cancer signs and ways to prevent it such as giving up smoking and eating less red meat.
- Spotting the signs of early bowel cancer is crucial
If bowel cancer is spotted in the early stages, nine times out of ten the patient will survive the disease for more than five years. The Bobby Moore Fund aims to increase bowel cancer screening uptake across the UK and promote informed consent.
You can read more about the signs of bowel cancer as well as ways to help prevent bowel cancer here.Get in touch