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Support group raises £5000 for surgical robot appeal

The Kidderminster and District Prostate Cancer Support Group has raised £5000 for Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust’s Rory the Robot appeal.

Now in its fifteenth year, the support group is a strong supporter of the Rory the Robot appeal, with members raising money through various fundraising ideas. The group offers help and advice to men diagnosed with prostate cancer in and around the Kidderminster area.

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.

Handing over the cheque at their quarterly meeting, group chairman Paul Brothwell said “The benefits this robot will bring to patients in Worcestershire are huge. Our members are keen to support the appeal and are already making plans for future fundraising events.”

Mr Adel Makar, consultant urological surgeon and lead cancer clinician received the donation on behalf of the hospital trust.

Adel said “We are so grateful to the support group for raising this fantastic amount for our appeal. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK. The more people we can get behind our appeal, the sooner we can start improving treatment for our patients.”

For more information about the Rory the Robot appeal and how you can get involved visit www.worcsacute.nhs.uk/rorytherobot or contact the trust’s fundraising team on 01905 760551 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can also donate to the appeal by texting RORY97 £amount to 70070.