Sponsored silence raises hundreds for cancer appeals

Volunteer June King has raised over £720 for two local cancer appeals by completing a five-hour sponsored silence.

June undertook her challenge in the main foyer of Worcestershire Royal Hospital on Thursday 25 September in aid of the Worcestershire Breast Unit campaign and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust’s Rory the Robot appeal.

The final total is being split equally between the two charities.

June, who volunteers at the Charles Hastings Education Centre, said “Anyone who knows me will tell you staying quiet is not something I find easy. I’m delighted with the amount I’ve been able to raise. Thank you to everyone who sponsored me or donated on the day.”

The Rory the Robot appeal is looking to raise £1.6 million for the future of prostate cancer surgery in Worcestershire. Worcestershire is a major urology cancer centre, performing around 125 - 150 radical prostate cancer surgeries a year. 

With Rory's assistance, patients will benefit from less pain, minimal blood loss, quicker recovery and reduced complications.  More information can be found at www.worcsacute.nhs.uk/rorytherobot

The Worcestershire Breast Unit campaign has been running since 2007 and is looking to raise £1.8 million to fund the establishment of a new, dedicated Breast Unit at Worcestershire Royal Hospital for use by women and men across Worcestershire for all breast related issues.

Six hundred people throughout Worcestershire are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. The vision is to develop a dedicated breast care unit for them offering a much more personal service. More information can be found www.everybodyknowssomebody.co.uk.

If you’re feeling inspired to fundraise for your local hospital, call the fundraising team on 01905 760551 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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