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Majestic chooses Bowel Cancer UK as Charity of the Year

The new year brings a new charity! After a staff vote back in November, our Charity of the Year 2012 is Bowel Cancer UK

Every 15 minutes in the UK, someone is diagnosed with bowel cancer; this is nearly 40,000 men and women each year. Bowel cancer is the second biggest cause of cancer death in the UK. But it shouldn’t be: the disease is highly treatable if caught early. Sadly, over 16,000 die of the disease annually, which is why early diagnosis is so important. Bowel Cancer UK is dedicated to saving lives by raising awareness of bowel cancer, campaigning for best treatment and care, and providing practical support and advice.

Over 2012, we will be raising awareness and money for Bowel Cancer UK through collection tins in stores, mobile phone and printer cartridge recycling and staff fundraising activities. We’re hoping to continue to build on last year’s fantastic work for Maggie’s, our Charity of the Year 2011.

“Bowel Cancer UK is absolutely delighted to have been chosen as Majestic Wine Charity of the Year 2012. As a small charity tackling a big disease, this will make a huge difference and allow us to reach more people with life-saving messages. We are very excited about working with your staff and customers to raise much-needed funds and awareness.”

Deborah Alsina, Chief Executive, Bowel Cancer UK

For more information about Bowel Cancer UK, please visit their website bowelcanceruk.org.uk

Registered Charity No. in England & Wales 1071038 and in Scotland SC040914