Leicester next for our Active Ostomates free swim

24 April, 2019

“I didn’t do much swimming at all but I got in the water & that’s what matters, smashing the fears with the help of my wonderful family”

We’ve had some great feedback about our Active Ostomates swims this year, so we’re pleased to be able to announce a new date in Leicester on June 15th.

“I want to keep inspiring the world” meet Michael Valentin

17 April, 2019

Michael Valentin has been through a lot for a 19 year old.
In February last year he grabbed the world’s attention when after his fourth win as a professional boxer he pulled his shorts down to reveal he has a stoma.
This weekend he’s back in the ring and we’re proud to reveal he’ll be fighting as the latest member of Team Colostomy UK

My name is Ollie

17 April, 2019

My name is Ollie, I’m 36 years old and in December 2018 I had a Hartmann’s procedure colostomy.
I’ve always been keen on sport. At the end of March I ran my first 5K race since my surgery. It was a bit of a landmark as it took place exactly one year on from the start of my health issues which led to me needing a stoma. It was my stoma (who I call Steve) who put an end to them…..

Swim with a stoma: 3 tips to boost confidence

13 April, 2019

Swimming is considered to be one of the best forms of excercise as it works out every part of your body whilst putting minimum strain on your muscles. It is also however, a major source of anxiety for most ostomates who may worry about leakage or people noticing their bag. Here are some simple tips to take in order feel more comfortable taking a dip.

The Paul Anderson story

12 April, 2019

Paul Anderson played five times for England and ten for Great Britain in an illustrious career that brought a string of honours in eight years at Bradford Bulls. Remarkably, all of which were won shortly after ‘Baloo’, as he is known to all in the game, had a colostomy – also known as a stoma

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