Bill Bullingham was the driving force behind the founding of Bowel & Cancer Research in the early 1990s and has continued to be closely involved with the charity ever since, raising some £2million for research in bowel cancer and related diseases.

Bill is the Director of Cottesloe Properties Limited of Cheltenham and has been in the property business for forty years. A member of Cheltenham Borough Council for thirteen years, he was Mayor of Cheltenham in 1992 and Alderman of Cheltenham in 1994. Apart from Bowel & Cancer Research, Bill has been active in fundraising in other areas for many years, particularly for children with terminally ill conditions.