About Us

My name is Shane and in May 2017 I went into hospital for an emergency operation, I had a subtotal colectomy for a perforated caecum ( A small pouch in your intestine) it was probably one of the hardest times of my life.

I had to deal with the emotional, physical and mental issues like never before and there was plenty of thinking time that's for sure. I had a lot of negative thoughts and some positive thoughts. Towards the latter end of my hospital stay I really needed a focus, that focus was to help others.

Since leaving hospital I have had a burning desire to bring ostomates together to share one goal. Here at Stoma Heroes we are driven by that goal. Our goal is to bring awareness and connect ostomates together. To remove the stigma and help people regain their confidence, self esteem and bring a positivity to their life, to build up stoma heroes and give people that chance, that second chance they need.

Our Mission

Stoma Heroes offer lifestyle and emotional support, to anyone who has or connected to someone with a Stoma. We do this in a variety of ways on the internet using Twitter, WhatsApp and Facebook. We also hold locally organised meetings in the somerset area.

Our Vision

We are a group of ostomates who seek to enrich the lives of people with a stoma, our vision is to tackle and reduce the stigmas of having and Ostomy through awareness and education.

Our Values

We believe that if you can get cogs aligned and turn in the correct way, you will build a positive energy and move forward. We are here to help in your hour of need. With our passion and enthusiastic approach, we will try and help build your confidence and do what's best for you.

Putting the fun back into fundraising

Get in touch today to find out more!


A colostomy is an operation to divert one end of the colon through an opening in the tummy.


An ileostomy is where the small bowel is diverted through an opening in the tummy (abdomen).


It is a surgical procedure which diverts the normal flow of urine from the kidneys and ureters into a surgically created stoma.

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