Dr Mark Porter appeals on behalf of Bowel & Cancer Research, which conducts research into bowel cancer and other bowel disease. The charity also develops new surgical techniques aimed at reducing the need for stomas.
This week's appeal
01 March 2009
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Freepost BBC Radio 4 Appeal and mark the back of your envelope: Bowel & Cancer Research. If you are a UK tax payer, please provide Bowel & Cancer Research with your full name and address to ensure they can reclaim the tax.
Registered Charity No: 1119105
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Practical Action have so far raised £26,730.
"I have never actually responded to a radio appeal before - not because I am heartless, far from it, but at 87 I am already giving to a great number of good causes - but I just had to try to help to lessen the sheer terror for girls in this situation.”