Donations roll in at charity golf day
Local golfers teed up for a charity golf day on Friday 29 May in aid of the Worcestershire Prostate Cancer Surgical Robot (Rory the Robot) Appeal.
Despite the occasional downpour, 17 teams of golfers took part at the Worcestershire Golf Club in Malvern. Over £3,500 was raised on the day, with donations still rolling in.
The golf day was organised by the Chairman of Rory the Robot Appeal, Ian Jukes. Ian, who is also Chairman of Praybourne Limited in Redditch, is a key supporter of the appeal, having won his own battle with prostate cancer.
Ian said “Fortunately the weather did not put anyone off and the day was a success with the early teams dodging the intermittent rain downpours. It really was a great day that gave us the chance to not only raise vital funds for the appeal, but spread the message about prostate cancer awareness.
“We’re looking forward to holding the event again next year.”
All proceeds from the day went to Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust Charitable Fund.
The Rory the Robot appeal aims to raise £1.6 million for a surgical robot to treat patients with prostate cancer across the county. With Rory's assistance, patients will benefit from less pain, minimal blood loss and reduced complications.
In Worcestershire alone there are 2500 men surviving prostate cancer at any one time, with about 450 to 550 new prostate cancer cases diagnosed every year.