- Garden Parties and Coffee Mornings. Anne Pogson of Dorset raised £415 in two hours by holding a coffee and cake garden morning, which included a short talk my Macmillan Survivorship Team member and clinical nurse specialist Noeline Young about pelvic radiation disease. Pride of the cakes was one iced with the PRDA logo. One of our founder members, Rita Smith, also held her annual summer coffee morning fund-raiser in June, and so far has raised over £600, with more to come in. Well done Rita and once again many thanks from all of us at PRDA. Would you hold a fund-raising coffee morning or event for PRDA? Contact us - firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Spreading the word about PRDA
Distribution of PRDA literature
Congratulations to Bob Pullen who took some of our literature along to a local Prostate Cancer meeting in Swindon. The nurse there has since requested 100 of each our leaflets to spread round the hospital. If anybody else feels they could also spread the word, please contact email@example.com
Other ways of spreading the word
On discovering that PRDA does not know of any consultants in Hampshire who are treating people with PRD, Mark Trewin has undertaken to source contact details of gastroenterologists in his county so that we can mail them some literature. Is there anybody else who feels they could do the same?
- Polly Haydn Jones completed this year's 42 km Paris Marathon in 4 hrs 31 min, rasing sponsorship of over £1600 for PRDA. We're really grateful for this fantastic effort by Polly on our behalf and would like to thank the many people who gave so generously in sponsoring Polly.
- Cancer scientists seek to stop radiotherapy's side-effects on 'friendly' gut bacteria
- The Royal Marsden - leading the way for the management of patients with cancer treatment related gastrointestinal symptoms read more
- Need to find a loo when you're out and about?
- The Kings Fund has produced a really good narrative and animation to explain the new and very complex structure of NHS England to people affected by cancer. You can view the animation by following this link.
- A lighthearted look at life with a stoma bag, by PRDA patron Virginia Ironside.
- Macmillan Cancer Support have published an extensive report on the long term consequences of treatment for many different cancer types. To view the full report click here.
- New 'Game-changing' Cancer Database is announced. Read More
- BBC Radio 4's food programme looked at diet and cancer recently. You can see presenter Sheila Dillon's article taken from the programme by following this link.
- GIVE AS YOU LIVE. Now you can help us at no extra cost to you, by simply shopping on line. Follow this link for more information.
- Virginia Ironside mentions PRDA in her article 'Where to Wee', in the Independent
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