South Wales Central AM Andrew RT Davies has welcomed the news that two leading cancer charities are set to merge.
Bowel Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer have both played crucial roles in the fight against the disease – and have worked closely together in doing so.
They are now set to formally merge – under a new name “Bowel Cancer UK – Beating Bowel Cancer Together”.
Mr Davies – who has supported the charities for several years through the Assembly’s rugby team – paid tribute to both organisations.
He said the merger would lead to “even greater success” in the fight against bowel cancer – a cause close to the heart of all Assembly Members.
Mr Davies said, “It has been a pleasure working with Bowel Cancer UK and Beating Bowel Cancer over many years – and I am delighted that they are now going to formally merge.
“Their efforts have proved absolutely crucial in taking the fight to bowel cancer – and this latest development will allow them both to build on this and beat the disease once and for all.
“Their work highlighting the importance of early diagnosis has been key – leading calls for patients to have screening tests within an 8 week waiting time.
“This will undoubtedly continue following the merger – and I’d like to wish everyone involved the very best with it.
“It is the next step on the journey to beating bowel cancer together.”
[Picture: South Wales Central AM Andrew RT Davies with Lowri Griffiths – Head of Wales for Bowel Cancer UK – who are set to merge with fellow charity Beating Bowel Cancer]