Funding research into life saving treatment for bowel diseases.
About our charity
Bowel disease UK is a registered charity funding clinical research into treatments for bowel disease. Our research is carried out under the close guidance of our trustee, Professor Devinder Kumar, a leading gastrointestinal surgeon and researcher.
As a not-for-profit organisation, we are reliant upon donations, fundraising, and legacies from the public. Last year, by not paying employees or consultants, we were able to limit our administration costs to just £2,200. This means that your donations will have the greatest possible impact in the fight against bowel cancer and bowel disease.
We are grateful to be surrounded by a community of volunteers who have held events on our behalf. These are fundamental in raising much needed funds, and we always welcome new events. We organise our own events too, which in the past these have taken place at the House of Commons, Lincoln's Inn, Hampton Court Palace, and The All England Club (Wimbledon Tennis). Events such as these have enabled us to have raised in excess of £700,000, an achievement we are incredibly proud of.
This has enabled us to fund some amazing research projects. Recently this has included a £250,000 commitment St George's University Hospital, to study the positive effects of Artesunate in the treatment of Bowel Cancer. Should the next 3 years of clinical trials match the initial 2 year study, then we could have found a ground-breaking treatment for Bowel Cancer.
The 4th most common cancer in in the UK
40,000 diagnoses annually
16,000 fatalities annually
Statistics replicated globally
We are currently funding the NeoART study at St. George's Hospital looking into Artesunate as a safe and affordable cancer treatment.
3-6,000 cases diagnosed every year
1 in 6 are under the age of 16
Our current Crohn's research is investigating Artesunate Curcumin as a treatment for patients not responding to traditional treatments
Trustee and now retired gastrointestinal surgeon, Professor Devinder Kumar, discusses the motivation behind the incredible work we do as a community.
We do not have any paid staff and all those involved with the charity are all volunteers who give up their own time, money and efforts to raise funds and awareness.