The Colostomy UK charity supports and empowers people living with a stoma. This year they have some fantastic events for ostomates to attend and the best part…? for FREE! Yes you read that correct! Ostomates can gain confidence and be active without the worry of funding it themselves.
A little more about Colostomy UK;
As mentioned above, they are a charity who help and support people with stomas. They also have a support group on Facebook with over 7,000 people, which you can find by clicking here and is run by volunteers. They also have volunteers on a 24 hour phone line which is 0800 328 4257 if you would like to talk to someone. Their website which is linked at the top of this blog has so many resources such as a blog which shares people’s stories, to view my story on their blog please click Alannah’s Story, The Tidings Magazine, a link to your local Colostomy UK support group, Open days and films!
So what events is available to take part in this year?
For Swimming Locations and Dates:
Rugby League Matches:
Bigger chair yoga activity Locations and Dates:
- Chester hospital open day April 24
- Stoke Mandeville hospital open day June 8th
- Bristol Ostomy support open day June 1st
The activities are run through a project called Active Ostomates and carried out through support groups. You don’t need to be a member of the support groups to take part but it means that people are carrying out these activities with people they know, in an environment they know.
Hopefully you are close by and can take part!