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27th Jun, 2022

Stratford pals take on 24-hour pool challenge to raise bowel cancer awareness

PALS will be potting to raise awareness of bowel cancer in Stratford.

Paul Price and friends from the Warwickshire pool community are taking on a 24-hour challenge of playing pool.

The game will begin tomorrow (Friday) at 7pm at The Avon Sports Bar in Western Rd, to raise funds for Bowel Cancer UK.

Paul organised the fund-raiser after his sister had a close call with bowel cancer, aged 31.

He said: “It has been a very challenging time for many people in the last eighteen months and more so for those suffering from this horrible disease.

“At the start of the year my sister was diagnosed with bowel cancer and has been lucky enough to be recovering well. One of our friends from the pool community is now fighting the battle as well.

“We want to try and raise awareness and as much money as possible to help find research to hopefully one day cure bowel cancer.

“If anyone is able to help with a small donation we would really appreciate it. Our challenge is nothing compared to those fighting this horrible disease!”

Over 42,000 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer every year. Bowel cancer is treatable and curable especially if it is diagnosed early.

Charity spokesperson Luke Squires said: “We’re so grateful that Paul is taking on a challenge for the charity by playing pool for 24 hours. It’s only because of people like Paul supporting the charity we can continue to save lives and improve the quality of life of everyone affected by bowel cancer.”

Search ’24 hour pool challenge’ on Facebook to donate.

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