The Holly Trust is a registered charity, founded in the West Midlands in 1997. The Trust is dedicated to fighting bowel cancer. About 3,300 people a year in the West Midlands are diagnosed with bowel cancer. Its the second most common cancer death. Unfortunately, we don't talk much about bowels or bowel functions - it's a bit of a taboo subject.
That's a pity, because fear, embarrassment or just plain lack of awareness results in many people with bowel cancer not consulting their doctor early enough. That's a tragedy, because bowel cancer, caught early can be curable. Most people who develop bowel cancer are over the age of 60. But it can affect younger people too.
Bowel Cancer is something we must talk about
The Trust is made up from patients who have had bowel cancer, relatives, carers and specialist bowel cancer nurses.
We have Three Main aims :
- to provide support and information to patients who have been diagnosed with bowel cancer
- to raise funds for treatments and research
- to raise awareness of bowel cancer so that people within the west midlands will seek diagnosis and treatment at an early stage.
Please feel free to browse our site to learn more
about bowel cancer and how to fight it