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UCARE charity golf day

Thursday 21st September 2023

Join us at Studley Wood Golf Club for UCARE's Annual Golf Day.

Challenge yourself to walk 6K this summer!

Summer 2023

Or to walk 6K for 6 days, 6 weeks or 6 months…….the choice is yours. With longer days and nicer weather you can take on their challenge at any time of the day throughout the summer months and get sponsored by your friends and family.

It’s easy to set up a fundraising page and collect sponsorship via GiveasyouLive

You will be supporting our work improving the treatment and care of cancer patients through research and raising awareness. Urological cancer is often something difficult for people to talk about in part because of limited knowledge and in part because of embarrassment. Raising awareness and talking about symptoms will help to break down barriers and allow earlier detection and earlier reassurance.

General Practitioner Urological Management Update

Thursday 23rd March 2023

UCARE would like to invite you to a General Practitioner Urological Management Update.

Guest Speakers to include:

Mr Tom Leslie, Mr Alastair Lamb and Mr Will Gietzmann and nursing team from The Churchill Hospital.

Talks include:

  • Management of haematuria
  • Prostate cancer - diagnostic pathway and stratified follow-up
  • One-stop LUTs clinic pathway
  • Health and wellbeing sessions

Download the agenda for the day


Thursday 23rd March 2023, 12.25 - 16.45pm

Lunch available from 12 noon


Round Pavilion, Radley College, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 2HR. (Download Radley College Campus map)

There is parking available onsite.

We hope you will join us!

Please let us know if you haven’t already booked and any dietary requirements:

Handal's Messiah at the Sheldonian Theatre

Saturday 10th December 2022

Handal's Messiah at the Sheldonian Theatre. Orchestra: Music for Awhile directed by Margaret Faultless. Soloists: Jessica Cale (Soprano), Martha McLorinan (Mezzo Soprano), Jeremy Budd (Tenor), Hugo Herman-Wilson (Bass)

Join us for a wonderful evening of music while also raising important funds for UCARE.

UCARE charity golf day

Thursday 22nd September 2022

Join us at Studley Wood Golf Club for UCARE's Annual Golf Day.

OQ Vuelta A Casa

June 2022

How do you say thank you. We were blown away by Ottilie and her team’s commitment, generosity in organising and completing this fundraiser for us. Her daily feedback that had us smiling and often in stitches, always leaving us in awe of their stamina in the daily rides [21 days over 7 countries].

The wonderful riders who have given their time and joined her along the way. Incredible. Thank you - thank you ALL. Your contribution to fundraising will make a huge difference to us. Really it will.

The UCARE team

Ottilie you are quite remarkable. Congratulations of a fantastic ride from Luton to Mallorca. Few people could do that with two normal kidneys. You did it on one that was not your own and which had been operated on twice for cancer. An absolutely remarkable achievement, and on behalf of UCare we are extremely grateful to you for the money you raised for us.

Professor David Cranston

The Most Inspiring Bike Ride You’ll See This Summer!

Watch Ottolie's story from the Global Cycling Network

Follow Ottolie's Challenge

You can ‘dot watch' her via GPS - going live from 9:30am on the 10th June.

See OQ Vuelta A Casa on Follow My Challenge

Ottilie Quince is 11 times World Cycling Champion, Captain of Team GB Kidney Transplant team, Physiotherapist, cycling guide and commentator and runs a cycling business in Mallorca.

If that’s not enough, in June she will be cycling across 7 Countries in 21 days.

Why would you ever want to ride back to Mallorca, Spain after hospital tests and an appointment in England? Why not!!!

In 2007 Ottilie had a kidney transplant but some years later found out she had cancer in her transplanted kidney and was told it was a difficult surgery to perform, but upstepped Oxford Surgeon Mr David Cranston.

David was able to operate and remove the 4cm tumour off of my kidney without having to take too much of my kidney away (just a slither of cells apparently?) he truly is one of my heroes.

Fast forward 7 years the cancer returned deep within her transplanted kidney and Ottilie was put in touch with a surgeon in London.

Mr Tim O’Brien called me a few days later, he had the right level of arrogance, authority and the warm hearted approach I like and laid the best plan of attack” Meanwhile there was the matter of COVID happening across the world, but in November 2020 Tim O’Brien, and team saved her kidney again

“So to try my very best to get somewhere close to thanking my surgeons and their incredible medical teams enough, I thought I could do something to support the charities that they support.

The two amazing charities are UCARE and The Urology Foundation.

Ottilie will be back in Oxford in August to compete in The European Transplant and Dialysis Games which are are to be hosted in the United Kingdom for the first time, with Oxford hosting the event at Blenheim Palace in August 2022. Blenheim Palace is home to our Patron His Grace Duke of Marlborough.

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