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Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Local men raise over £1100 for Rory the Robot prostate cancer appeal fund

19 February 2016

Rory bag packing

Three local men have raised over £1100 through a collection at local supermarkets to help Worcestershire men with prostate cancer in future.

£1171 was raised over two days by Brian Wilkes, Ian Jukes and Paul Markall, all part of local appeal Rory the Robot.

The Rory the Robot appeal is a campaign to raise £1.6 million to buy a state of the art surgical robot to treat Worcestershire men with prostate cancer. With Rory's assistance, patients will benefit from less pain, minimal blood loss, quicker recovery and reduced complications.

The collection was held at the Morrison’s store in Hereford on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 February with local shoppers digging deep to donate.

Many of the customers who contributed had stories to tell themselves of friends or family who have been affected by prostate cancer.

Mr Wilkes, who works at Morrison’s in Bromsgrove has also organised other collections and bag packing events covering 11 stores over Herefordshire and Worcestershire this year.

Ian Jukes, Chairman of the Rory the Robot appeal said: “The appeal is very close to our hearts and of many others in the county too. We’re very grateful for the public’s generosity and all those who have supported us so far. We’re very excited for the upcoming events and hope that they will be as successful as this first one!”


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