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"Generous donation" from one charity to another

Sunday 20 August 2023

"Generous donation" from one charity to another

Sunday 20 August 2023

Bowel Cancer Guernsey has thanked the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Support Group (IBDSG) for making a "generous donation" to the charity to help its work, as the IBDSG closes down.

The IBDSG has been active in Guernsey since 2012, with volunteers previously offering peer support to others affected by the condition,

That charity made the difficult decision to halt activities last year due to a combination of factors including illness and other commitments. Its regular meet-ups for those affected by the disease will continue but it won't be raising anymore funds as a charity.

Instead, the former IBDSG Committee decided to give its surplus funds to Bowel Cancer Guernsey.

Anne Brouard from Bowel Cancer Guernsey said this was very generous and will mean that money continues to help people across the island.

"We are incredibly thankful to IBDSG for supporting our work. Inflammatory bowel disease and bowel cancer are closely linked, and we are pleased to combine our forces to improve awareness of all inflammatory bowel conditions.

"Through many generous donations, we have funded new equipment in the past which has helped sufferers of various bowel conditions. We will use this donation to continue our work as we support those affected by bowel cancer in the bailiwick."

Rachael Skinner, from the former IBDSG committee, said it was a hard decision to make but closing was the right one to make.

"After coming to the very hard decision to halt operations, the IBDSG Committee chose Bowel Cancer Guernsey as the charity to donate our surplus funds to. Their aims of improving the awareness, prevention and diagnosis of bowel cancer align with the aims we upheld in regard to IBD.

"We would like to extend a huge thank you to all the past committee members and supporters of IBDSG."

Pictured top (l-r): Anne Brouard (Bowel Cancer Guernsey), Judy Porter, Neda Borhani-Chick, and Rachel Skinner (former IBDSG committee). 

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