Support Stomawise and make your mark on our future and the way we can help others.
Stomawise’s primary objective is to provide support and assistance to others that are about to, or have gone through ostomy surgery for 1 of over 50 possible reasons.
To some it can feel as though they have had there lives taken away, and for others it has given a life back when they have been house bound for many years.
In providing these objectives we have three main causes.
Firstly: The OstoBears which is a custom-made teddy bear with either a stoma or an ACE.
The bears are donated by Stomawise at the request of the Child’s stoma nurses prior to their surgery so that they have a buddy with the same condition to accompany them through there hospital stay and beyond.
The bears are all so used as a teaching resource by nursing staff with parents and again on the child’s return to school with other children.
Secondly: Our Caravan appeal. This is to allow us to purchase and maintain 5 static caravans around the UK and then allow post surgery ostomates at the request of their stoma nurse the possibility of a free week’s holiday to aid their recuperation after surgery.
This also builds confidence in being away from home with their ostomy.
As a lot on new ostomates have normally been off work for periods of time when they reach the point of surgery, ‘rainy day’ saving have been spent and so a free week away to a quiet secluded caravan will help rebuild confidence and boost recovery in their new life as an ostomate.
Thirdly: Our aim is to increase Ostomy Awareness as much as possible and remove the taboos that have been given to this type of surgery/condition over time.
To do this we produce an Ostomy Awareness Calendar yearly, a Photo Album, and run various events as and when possible and in conjunction with ostomy product manufactures.
Making a donation to Stomawise is the single most important thing you can do if we have managed to help you answer the masses of questions you leave hospital with in your battle to come to terms with your new friend.
Gift Aid: Gift aid is a way for charities to increase the value of monetary gifts from UK taxpayers by claiming back the basic rate tax paid by the donor. It can increase the value of donations by 25% at no extra cost to you.
Below you will find different options and ways to donate using our fundraising partner “JustGiving”
- Fundraise for us (Create your own sponsor me page)
- Donate (Make a single donation)
- Make a monthly donation
If you are a UK Tax payer please ensure you say “YES” to gift aid!!!