News archive 2018

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Thank you

7th November 2018

With our grateful thanks to John Sayer from The Bertie Lodge for our donation cheque which was handed over at the Charity Giving Evening is at The Masonic Centre, Weyland Hall, in Bicester on Tuesday 6th November 2018, and for the surprise cheque from the Provincial Grand Lodge.

It was a wonderful evening, and gave UCARE and other charities the opportunity to talk about their work.

Let’s celebrate seventy years of the NHS

30th June 2018

The discoveries to date over the life of the NHS have benefited many thousands of individuals who have been diagnosed with different cancers.

UCARE wish to join in the celebrations of the recognition of all the amazing discoveries that continue to happen month by month.

Presentation of a new Transrectal Ultrasound Scanner

7th July 2018

The Urology Department at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford has been presentated with a state-of-the-art Transrectal Ultrasound Scanner, which was co-funded by UCARE.

This equipment is now at the forefront of techniques to acquire prostate biopsies of men suspected with having prostate cancer.

It improves detection accuracy as well as accurate staging and grading of lesions and potentially ruling out ‘insignificant’ prostate cancers and avoiding unnecessary biopsies.

I am grateful for the contributions, both financial and supporting. Particular thanks to the Trust Cancer Benefactors, the Churchill Hospital League of Friends, the Oxon Prostate Cancer Support Group and UCARE for their generous donations.

Simon Brewster,
Urological Surgeon and Prostate Cancer Lead, Oxford University Hospitals Trust

Gala Dinner Update

7th June 2018

The 10th Anniversary Gala Dinner and Auction was a wonderful evening with nearly 200 people helping us to celebrate in style.

As well as those attending the sold-out event, many more people bid in the online auction that was available for two weeks before. After the dinner the one and only Charlie Ross conducted the “live” auction, as only he can, resulting in the incredible total amount of money raised by the event of £140,000.

We are of course very grateful to everyone who joined us on the evening, and the people who donated over 40 fabulous auction prizes, with a particular mention to Jenny Saville, without whose generous donation of one of her iconic paintings this incredible amount would not have been possible.

The money raised on the evening will really help us to fund projects such as the Nilay Patel Fellowship, The Robotic Surgery Simulator, our Urological Community Awareness Team and future projects that are always available to view and support on our website.

The Gala Dinner Auction site is now live

14th April 2018

The online auction site for our Gala Dinner auction is now live. You can bid online for exclusive items and experiences in support of UCARE.

Silent Auction items include tickets for cricket at Lords and tennis at Wimbledon; a bespoke garden consultation with UCARE Ambassador, garden designer, BBC broadcaster and RHS judge, James Alexander-Sinclair; a sea glass pendant by Gina Cowen; and a tour of the Tower of The Winds.

You can also make a sealed bid for the Live Lots to be auctioned on the night including a tennis racquet signed by Roger Federer, an exclusive holiday, a round of golf with Tim Henman, and opera tickets.

Tickets for the Gala Dinner are sold out but you can still take part in the auction.

The Great English Walk - Chepstow to Berwick-upon-Tweed

19th March 2018

On March 17th Geoff Gafford started his momentous five weeks walk from Chepstow to Berwick-upon-Tweed in support of UCARE, in the snow!

Thank you to Asda Wheatley

19th February 2018

We would like to thank Asda Wheatley for supporting UCARE with their Green Token Giving scheme. We would also like to thank the Asda customers who supported us.