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

We have a special fund for our wonderful nursing team, who have are truly invaluable to their patients. The funds we raise supports the important work they do every day. Say thanks or donate to the appeal now. 

The Colorectal Cancer Nurses are hoping to buy an Ostomy Training model. Find out more and donate here.

We are really grateful to those who arrange fundraising events to help Occtopus. This is easy to arrange either online via our JustGiving page or through sending us a donation via downloadable form.

You can also contact us for ideas and fundraising tips! Or if you’d rather take part in an organised challenge, see our events listing below.

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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 to four times a year and agree a long term strategy  to support the department, and specific short term projects.

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