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Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

This month (April) marks bowel cancer awareness month, an opportunity to raise awareness of bowel cancer, its symptoms and risk factors. Bowel cancer is the 4th most common cancer in the UK but one of the most preventable.

Making changes to our diet and lifestyle today can affect our chance of developing the disease in the future. Research shows that lifestyle risk factors such as smoking, overweight or obesity, eating too much red or processed meat, and drinking alcohol can increase bowel cancer risk. However, being physically active and eating a diet rich in wholegrains, fruit and veg can reduce bowel cancer risk.

To find out more about bowel cancer, check out our website, or order a free copy of our Protect yourself from bowel cancer booklet today. 

See more on bowel cancer here

What's our impact?

We've put together a short video to highlight what our different workstreams had achieved over the 2020–21 period! Thanks to the loyalty and generosity of you, our incredible supporters and partners, we have been able to continue to deliver our vital work on cancer prevention and survival. 

> Watch our video here

Reduce food waste

To help more people reduce their food waste, we've shared 10 top tips that can make your food go further and save you some money too. We share ways to keep fruit and veg fresher for longer, how to get creative with leftovers, and the different ways you can get your 5 A DAY.

> Read our blog here

Veg-packed cheese bake 

Macaroni cheese is a favourite in many households, and with our recipe you can enjoy the cheesy goodness with the added benefit of some veg. Our version of this comforting classic contains 2 of your 5 A DAY in each portion and has all the deliciousness you would expect from a warming bowl of macaroni cheese. It’s also made with wholemeal fusilli for extra fibre too!

> Try the recipe here

Donating made easy

We know that donating large amounts to charity is often not possible. That’s why we’ve partnered with Ripples – making it easier than ever to give! The Ripples app rounds up your card payments and donates the pennies every time you spend. For example, if you spend £2.95, it will round up to £3.00 and 5p will be donated to our cancer prevention work – like a digital charity box.

> Find out more here

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