23rd May, 2017

Fond fairwell for bowel cancer group founder

Leamington Editorial 31st Jul, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A PIONEERING club for patients affected by bowel cancer said a fond farewell to their founder when she retired.

The Affected by Bowel Cancer (ABC) Club was started ten years ago by Avril Enston, the lead colorectal cancer nurse at Warwick Hospital’s Aylesford Unit.

She started the group – which is believed to be the only one of its kind in the country – after recognising there was need for additional patient support outside of the hospital.

It is backed by the Aylesford Unit, which provides management and nursing staff.

Grateful former and current patients met at the hospital to say goodbye to Avril before she retires at the end of July.

A group spokesman said: “Avril is held in the highest regard by the ABC Club members, and will be greatly missed.

“She leaves a valuable legacy in the support activities of the club that will continue into the future.

“The ABC Club and its members sincerely wish Avril a long and happy retirement.”