Open day 2017

Open Day 2017

We're celebrating 50 years and our origins as the Colostomy Welfare Group. We are also excited to be looking forward and sharing with you our vision for the future. 

In a day packed to the brim, there will be the chance to meet and make friends with fellow ostomates, listen to topical talks, find out about the latest stoma products and arrange an appointment with a Securicare stoma care nurse. With around 20 exhibitors in attendance, various manufacturers’ prize draws and our own celebrations, there is something for everyone. It will also be a great opportunity to speak to our volunteers from across the country, along with our staff and trustees. There will even be a ‘meet and greet’ area for people attending alone, so there’s no excuse to stay at home! 

In our fashion show colostomates of all ages will be gracing the catwalk, modelling a range of outfits from casual to formal or, some might say, downright glamorous. If you want a taster of what might be in store, watch this clip of our 2015 fashion showAfter the fashion show it will be time to enjoy a three-course meal. This will be a ‘jacket and tie’ affair, with tickets for the whole evening costing £25 per person. 

The dinner will be followed by a presentation ceremony for several awards, including volunteers’ contributions and our beautiful Purple Iris stoma care department award. 


9.30am Registration and light refreshments

Opportunity to view exhibitors stands and book SCN appointments
11.00am Official Welcome and topical talks
12.15am Lunch and time to view exhibition
2.15pm Talks including Parastomal Hernias - by Mr Neil Smart, consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital

Time to view exhibition

Prize draws

5.30pm Bar opens
7.00pm Fashion Show
8.15pm Three-Course Dinner
11.30pm Close


If you would like to attend our open day and dinner please complete and return the booking formAlternatively call us on 0118 9391537

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To book overnight bed & breakfast accommodation, please contact the Hotel Reservations Team direct on 0118 933 4100, quoting code: “COLO150717” 

We can't wait to see you there!

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