The Bowel and Liver Trust

The Bowel and Liver Trust

The Gut Foundation is a New Zealand charity working to beat Gut disease but we can't do it on our own. Join us become a "Gutsy Hero"!


Gut Disease affects 1 in 3 families, with Bowel Cancer alone being the 2nd highest cause of death in New Zealand!

23 people are dying of Bowel Cancer each week in New Zealand, yet this disease is totally treatable.

The Gut Foundation (Previously the Bowel and liver Trust) is focused on education and research that promotes early detection. To date we have funded numerous research projects and equipment such as the Endoscopy machine for CDHB (this is the only one in the South Island).

We are a charity that "runs on the smell of an oily rag" with tangible fundraising goals so you can be assured that your hard earned money is going to fund life changing projects.

New Zealand has some of the highest rates of gut disease in New Zealand, and in some cases, the world, with several specific issues evident. Firstly, there are very high rates of Bowel cancer, inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis), coeliac disease and functional gastrointestinal disorders. Secondly, the outcomes for gut cancers are poor in New Zealand compared to other countries, with increasing incidence and mortality in people aged less than fifty years. Our Latest Research will focus on peoples journey to diagnosis to better understand how we ensure earlier treatment for Gut disease and enable improved outcomes

9 people are diagnosed with Bowel Cancer everyday, three die from late diagnosis.

We want to find out why and we have the world-class researchers here to do it.

We need your support to keep fighting the diseases that affect the bowel, the liver and the pancreas. We are a registered charity, so all donations are eligible for a tax rebate! Our registration number is CC28730.

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The Gut Foundation is the New Zealand charity working to beat Gut Disease but we can't do it on our own. Join us - become a "Gutsy Hero" Change our dreadful statistics for Gut disease in NZ

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