Colostomy Day 2017, raising £956.60* for Colostomy UK
For Colostomy Day 2017, Colostomy UK’s national awareness day, we held two days of fun activities for staff on 2nd and 3rd October, at our Global Headquarters in Crawley, West Sussex. The day provides an opportunity to raise awareness, challenge perceptions and show the world what it actually means to live with a stoma. Whether it be a colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy, the fact is stoma surgery saves and improves lives. People with stomas work, play, have children, raise families and run marathons, but still there is a stigma associated with having one. We need to change this.
We took on this year’s #superstoma theme with the directors dressing up as their favourite superheros (once enough funds had been raised!), superhero cupcakes were sold, a superhero photo booth with props was installed and there was even a superhero word search with superhero prizes.
*A big thank you to @EQInvestors who are matching our £478.30 total, increasing it to our final amount.