The sight of a giant loo roll outside St Paul’s Cathedral in London last Friday stopped many people in their tracks.
Beating Bowel Cancer were there raising awareness of bowel cancer symptoms to City workers with a 3 metre high toilet roll - as part of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal City Giving Day.
The toilet roll sat on the concourse outside St Paul’s Cathedral from 8am to 7pm and representatives from the charity were on hand to give out information and answer any questions people had about bowel cancer.
Commenting on the event, Chief Executive of Beating Bowel Cancer, Mark Flannagan, said “A giant loo roll is not a sight you see every day outside St Paul’s and it certainly caught people’s attention. We were delighted at the reaction it received and the number of people who went away with information about bowel cancer symptoms.
“Beating Bowel Cancer is one of the beneficiaries of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal so we wanted to take this opportunity to raise awareness of bowel cancer to those working in the city."
There was a lot of interest from City workers and tourists alike – and many shared their experiences of bowel cancer with staff.
On the day, Lord Mayor of London, Alderman Fiona Woolf CBE, said: “For centuries, the City and its workers have contributed greatly to various philanthropic activities and today we will showcase in spectacular style the City spirit.”
They certainly did that. On the day, Beating Bowel Cancer and the three other charities that are benefiting from the Lord Mayor’s Appeal this year were each presented with a cheque by Fiona Woolf for an amazing £125,000.
The whole day was a great success and the charity is very grateful to all those who gave so generously to the Appeal.