Raising money for Bowel Cancer Research

We are raising money to fund huge advances in the diagnosis and treatment of bowel cancer.

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£32,324.73

Target: £100,000.00

Our story

Our founder Paul Finch was diagnosed with stage 3 nearly 4 colorectal cancer with probable secondary to lung in Jan 2014. As a result of his treatment at the Royal Marsden, he overturned a 10% chance of making it 5 years to 99% full recovery without major life changing bowel surgery with thanks to the expertise of the teams at the Royal Marsden. He has established Red Trouser Day to fund research in this very challenging and quite often taboo field. His story is often cited as an inspiration for others, in particular how it is possible to take on one of life's major challenges in the face of tremendous adversity and remain positive throughout. He had several runs of chemotherapy, 6 weeks of radiotherapy, a major lung operation and within 12 weeks of the end, despite numb feet, promptly walked up Ben Nevis in the snow with his two sons. All possible as a result of the expertise of the Royal Marsden. 

Paul's mission is to create an annual fun event to raise awareness & funds to support The Royal Marsden Hospital in specific targeted research with 
an initial focus on:

  1. Initial Blood Tests - We are helping the global leaders to create early detection methods. Presently it is very hard to detect colorectal cancer until it is quite advanced.
  2. Help fund technological improvements including robotics in the operating theatre
  3. Help kick start a fund to support anxiety and create support for patient communities.

Paris Tekkis is the lead for Colorectal surgery and research at The Marsden and it is Paris's ground breaking work that has inspired Paul and his team to raise funds for Research. Paris of course has a team which also include other leading consultants like Shanu Rasheed.
Special interests:

  • Laparoscopic and robotic colon and rectal cancer
  • Locally advanced and recurrent colorectal cancer
  • Anal cancer / squamous cell carcinoma 
  • Pelvic gastrointestinal stromal tumour (gist) surgery
  • Cancer and inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis/Crohn's disease)

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team Naylor

Great cause, good luck with the fundraising:)

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Bisset "gin fest"

We held a Gin fest for friends. Good food and Gin was shared by all. A retiring collection raised a total of £260.00 for charities. We enjoyed the Gin whilst other friends took part in the Deal Ramble raised significantly more-- Well done Sarah

£135.00 + £33.75 Gift Aid

Sarah

Donation for the Deal Ramble, great afternoon, many thanks to all who baked cakes for the event.

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

Stuart Poole

Well done on the Deal ramble

£25.00 + £6.25 Gift Aid

deborah griffiths

Fantastic News xx

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

2 fundraising campaigns so far..

Wed 21st June - Chappers' Beast of Burden RTD Social Event
59%

£8,850.00

raised of £15,000.00 target

Busk London
22%

£111.80

raised of £500.00 target

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Other ways to raise

19th

October

Red Trouser Day

If you would like to run an event either at home or work please register your interest with alex@redtrouserday.com who will send out a pack

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21st

October

Southend on Sea Red Trouser Day Ramble

Ramble with friends along the Southend seafront from Old Leigh (by the cockle sheds) to Shoebury. Take in the sights of Southend coastline, the pier of course have a pint of prawns & cockles at Leigh on Sea.

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24th

May

Founders Curry Night

This event is being held at the place where the Red Trouser Day journey started - at a small and intimate Indian restaurant run as a Jazz Bar in Archway, North London. You are very welcome to join me for a fixed menu experiencing a slightly different form of curry, vegetarian options available.

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21st

June

Chappers Sports Bar & Grill

Join Robert Chapman for a fun day with evening entertainment at the Canary Wharf Sports Bar & Grill

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15th

July

Deal Red Trouser Day Ramble

We are planning to walk to Kingsdown and then back towards Sandown. The walk takes you past 2 castles, Walmer and Deal

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What your donation will fund

On 19th October 2017 it's Red Trouser Day. We need your help to raise vital funds to support life-saving research into the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients with bowel cancer.

The money raised by everyone who takes part in Red Trouser Day this year will help fund specific projects aimed at early diagnostics, robotic surgery & anxiety relief. The work is being undertaken by the Clinical Research team at The Royal Marsden where the results will be published to ensure the benefits reach bowel cancer patients everywhere.