Action Against Heartburn is a campaign by a group of charities who are promoting earlier diagnosis of oesophageal and stomach cancer.   Persistent heartburn (acid reflux) - especially at night - is a sign of stomach acid splashing up into the oesophagus.   Over time this damages the cells lining the oesophagus and can lead to Barrett's Oesophagus, a condition that carries a risk of adenocarcinoma (70% of the UK's oesophageal cancer cases).  Read more about it by visiting

The OPA keep the money raised through this page specially reserved for our campaign.   The target of £35,000 will enable BMJ Learning to create a learning module for GPs and other health professionals to help them in their task of diagnosing cancer earlier.




Updates 1

Good news! We believe that we may have found a company willing to help finance the BMJ learning module. I will let you know as soon as I can about this. Meanwhile we do want to make progress with other initiatives, so we will put any donations, however small, to good use.

31/10/12 12:35

Raising money for



Charity Registration No. 1062461

The Oesophageal Patients Association helps patients who have oesophageal (or gastric) cancer and their carers, by giving support and encouraging them to achieve a good quality of life, by providing information booklets, telephone help line, on-line help and patient support meetings around the UK.

Donations 2

Good luck in reaching your target Every little helps :)

Donation by David Holden on 18/06/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

It's never too late to be the first to donate! Hope to be raising much more in March for such a worthy cause :)

Donation by Dave Moss on 21/09/12


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£20.00
  • Offline donations£500.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£520.00
  • Gift Aid£5.00

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