Jacobs Well Charity

There are many reasons why someone might need to have colostomy surgery, including:-


  • Diverticulitis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Cancer of the bowels
  • Obstruction of the bowels
  • Trauma & injury
  • Bowel incontinence
  • An emergency situation


In the UK all a patient’s aftercare is provided free of charge on the NHS, but this is not the case for most other countries.  Colostomy bags are very expensive, in the unlikely event that the local pharmacy would have them in stock.  Imagine the humiliation if you couldn’t get one and had to make your own out of leaky carrier bags – something that frequently happens in the 3rd world.


Jacob’s Well helps people, particularly in West Africa and Moldova by sending the ostomy supplies that otherwise they would not have, enabling patients to live a dignified life.


We are very grateful to receive any donation of unwanted Ostomy products including pouches and accessories, lotions, powder, sprays, gels and wipes – provided they are unopened.  You can either post them via the post office, using parcel monkey which usually works out cheaper.  They come and pick up the item from your home and courier it to us.  Their web-address is www.parcelmonkey.co.uk.

The address to send items to is Jacob’s Well Appeal, Swinemoor Lane, Beverley, East Yorkshire HU17 0JX

About Jacob’s Well

Changing the world … one life at a time

Since 1984 Jacob’s Well Appeal has been working in over 30 countries, including Afghanistan, Romania, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Pakistan, Philippines and Kenya.  From our offices and large warehouse in Beverley we continue to the change the world one life at a time by supplying

  • Medical aid
  • Agricultural equipment and projects
  • Educational supplies and projects
  • Tools and building supplies
  • Emergency disaster relief
  • Small business start-up schemes
  • Sponsoring children in the third world
  • Volunteers willing to go abroad and make a difference

 Contact Jacobs Well:  Tel. 01482 881162 Office@jacobswellappeal.org