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Many of you will know Amy Mattingly fondly. Perhaps from her tremendous creative talent that has helped shaped blubolt, or more recently from her public campaigning to help raise awareness of cancer.
In early 2017, after losing her baby to stillbirth, Amy received the devasting news that she had advanced bowel cancer that had spread to her liver. Initially Amy was told that she would have an operation that would erradicate the cancer and set her on the road to recovery. However, after multiple rounds of chemotherapy, it became apparent that the treatment had failed and the cancer was terminal.
Rather than accepting defeat, Amy has used her experience of this horrible disease to incite change and educate the public, with the goal of trying to prevent others going through the same ordeal. She has gained huge following and support by raising awareness through media interviews and publications, sponsored charity walks, her Team Amy social media group, and many other campaigns that are testament to her strength and determination to help others.
In 2018, Bowel Cancer UK joined with charity Beating Bowel Cancer to become the UK's leading bowel cancer charity. Their mission is simple: to save lives and improve the quality of life for all those affected by bowel cancer.
Working together with people affected by bowel cancer and the clinical and research community, Bowel Cancer UK & Beating Bowel Cancer campaign for early diagnosis and access to best treatment and care across the UK.
The challenge is very real and it's only with the help of supporters that change can happpen.
Luke SquiresDirector of Fundraising at Bowel Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer
At blubolt, we're getting behind a cause we truly believe in and our goal is to raise £10,000 for Bowel Cancer UK & Beating Bowel Cancer by the end of the year. We'll be kicking off a series of campaigns and events to help us meet this goal and every penny you can spare will help us make a difference! We've published a tentative calendar below to give you a flavour of what to expect and we'll be sending updates out throughout the year.
We'll be doing events such as 'slime a blubolt-er' (TV gameshow-style) and other fun campaigns to attract interest.
Who says 1/2 marathons can't be fun! We'll be getting involved in local Bristol and Bath events and getting fit at the same time!
We'll be hosting a variety of events throughout the year, including BBQs at our office and even a charity ball.
You can learn more about our events on our Just Giving page