Over £40,000 raised for surgical robot appeal

An appeal to change the future of prostate cancer surgery in Worcestershire has raised £42,000 towards its £1.6 million goal.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust launched their Rory the Robot appeal in March this year to raise funds for a state-of-the-art surgical robot. With Rory's assistance, patients will benefit from less pain, minimal blood loss, quicker recovery times and reduced complications.

To get closer to their goal, the trust is looking for 100 local people to join the Rory the Robot 10% club. One hundred people raising £1,600 each throughout 2015 would raise 10% of the overall £1.6 million Rory the Robot appeal target.

Raising £1,600 is a challenge, but the trust is asking supporters to pull out all the stops over the next 12 months.

Craig Burchell, Fundraiser for the trust said “£1,600 sounds like a lot of money but we have already seen the dedication the local population can put into this great cause. Our Ride for Rory in September raised over £7,000 towards the appeal.

“You could hold a sponsored silence, have a swear jar at work or get sponsored for running a half marathon. The only limitation is your imagination, we will support you every step of the way and before you know it you will have raised the money.”

Mr Adel Makar, Consultant Urological Surgeon and Lead Cancer Clinician said “The 10% club will set us well on our way to achieving our goal. I am absolutely delighted that we have raised this amount in such a short space of time.

“I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported the appeal so far. I’m looking forward to seeing what the 10% club can do.”

Get involved

Download a pledge form to join the 10% club

Call 01905 760551 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you are unable to raise £1,600 during 2015 but would like to show your support please text RORY97 plus £amount to 70070 or donate online at www.justgiving.com/rorytherobot

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