OCCTOPUS welcomes support and donations both to widen knowledge of the work undertaken by the Oxford Colorectal Surgery Department, to spread understanding of the ‘Three C’s’ – colon cancer, colitis and Crohns, and continence, and to raise funds to support our current projects.

We are currently raising donations for our wonderful nursing team, who are truly an invaluable part of the team and we’d like to recognise and thank them for the commendable and important work they do every day. Learn more here.

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We are grateful to supporters who arrange fundraising events and sponsored activities on our behalf. Visit our JustGiving page for activity examples and supporting materials for involving friends and family to promote awareness, support, and donations. We also have events from time to time which we organise ourselves to raise funds, including fundraising dinners and charity balls.

Open Days

We arrange an open day each year where people can visit the Oxford University Hospitals to hear the latest work done by the Oxford Colorectal Surgery department.

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Most of our income comes from direct donations from individuals and organisations looking to help support cutting edge research into colon cancer, colitis/Crohns and continence. This is easy to arrange either online via our JustGiving page or through sending us a donation via downloadable form.

If you are thinking about a donation and need more information please contact us for a friendly discussion.

How donations are invested and used

The Treasurer on behalf of the Trustees agrees an investment policy which is reviewed regularly. The Trustees meet three times a year and agree a long term strategy for support for the department, and specific short term projects.

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