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Malvern Motorcycle Club fighting prostate cancer one skittle at a time

Malvern and District Motorcycle and Light Van Club has organised a charity skittles tournament to raise funds for the Rory the Robot appeal.

The club decided to give the proceeds of their summer charity skittles tournament to the Rory appeal after one of their members was treated for prostate cancer at the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch.

This will be the second year running the club has put on the tournament for Rory the Robot, having raised £1250 for the appeal at last year’s event which they hope to beat this year.

Club chairman, Andy Ledington said: “We decided to help knock down prostate cancer one skittle at a time. We like to support local causes and Rory the Robot appealed to us because we have a lot of members who could potentially benefit from him at some point."

More than thirty teams from Malvern and the surrounding towns and villages will take part in the competition. Last year’s winners were the Powick Nomads who beat The Sausage Men in a hard-fought final at the club’s headquarters in Malvern.

Nick Taylor, the club’s vice chairman, said everyone had benefited from supporting Rory the Robot. “The charity benefit because we raise money for it and the players have benefited from finding out more about prostate cancer.”

The Rory the Robot campaign aims to raise £1.6million to buy the surgical machine which will allow surgeons to remove tumours with more precision through five cuts around the prostate gland rather than open surgery.

Prostate cancer claims the life of one man every hour and by 2030 will be the most common cancer. In Worcestershire alone there are 2,500 men surviving prostate cancer at any one time, with about 450 to 550 new prostate cancer cases diagnosed every year.

The entry fee costs £12 per team, to enter email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. the deadline for entries is Friday 22 May.

You can donate to the Rory the Robot Campaign online at www.justgiving.com/rorytherobot, or by texting RORY97 + £amount to 70070. 

Sponsorship forms are also available from Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust's website: www.worcsacute.nhs.uk/rorytherobot.