If you are not aware of the Colostomy Association then you should really take the time to visit their website and/or read their quarterly magazine, Tidings for a vast amount of information and support for anyone with an Ostomy.
According to the CA, their primary role ‘is to represent the interests of people with a colostomy. We are experts in living with a colostomy and that experience is available to all colostomates, via personal contact with our volunteers.’
‘We are here to provide support, reassurance and practical information to anyone who has or is about to have a colostomy. We strive to raise awareness of what it’s like to have a stoma and what it means to live with a colostomy and by doing this, we hope to address the general lack of public knowledge.’
As part of their ongoing efforts to raise awareness, and provide support, the Colostomy Association are launching Colostomy Association Awareness Day to compliment World Ostomy Day.
The awareness day will be on 4th October 2014 and the aim of the CA is to get as many people involved as possible, hosting their own events and contributing to the cause locally. There is a lot more information on their website such as obtaining a free fundraising pack and how to go about organising your own event, you can see all this information by clicking here.
You can also find out more by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 0118 9391537.