Charity Golf afternoon at Huntercombe Golf Club
Thursday 5th July 2018
All funds raised from this golf event are to be used to purchase a robotic surgery simulator for the Urology Unit at the Churchill Cancer Centre in Oxford.
The cost is £80 per person includinmg lunch, golf and tea.
Protheroe Family Skydive
In June 2018 50% of the Protheroe family will be jumping out of a plane!
Why? Because we want to raise money for two very special charities.
The first charity we have chosen is the Breast Cancer unit fund and Radiotherapy Radiographers Fund at the Churchill Hospital, Oxford. In late 2017 our Mum (Jayne) was diagnosed with breast cancer. Following surgery, she has recently undergone 4 weeks of radiotherapy at the Churchill. To thank all the amazing Doctors, Nurses and Radiographers in this department for putting up with our Mum on a daily basis as well as making her better, we would like to give something back.
The second charity is UCARE (Urology Cancer and Research Education), as no Protheroe family fundraiser could ignore this brilliant charity! The money will be divided 50/50 between these two amazing causes.
RHS Malvern Spring Show
10th – 13th May 2018
The UCARE stand at the RHS Malvern Spring Show, and UCARE Ambassador Jonathan Moseley.
Join us at the RHS Malvern Spring Show in May. This year look out for the UCARE stand in the Great Pavilion of Art and Flowers.
UCARE 10th Anniversary Gala Dinner and Auction
Saturday 28th April 2018
The Orangery, Blenheim Palace
We hope you can join us for this very special event to celebrate UCARE's 10th Anniversary.
The Great English Walk - Chepstow to Berwick-upon-Tweed
17th March 2018
Geoff Gafford completed the momentous walk from Chepstow to Berwick-upon-Tweed in support of UCARE.
Encountering the very worst of the weather of March and April including snow, torrential rain and freezing temperatures with basic shelter, raising an incredible £2,000
Geoff Gafford is planning a momentous five weeks walk from Chepstow to Berwick-upon-Tweed in support of UCARE.
In November 2016, out of the blue, I found that I had a large tumour on my left kidney. I was feeling fine but it made itself known.
Two months later, in January 2017, I underwent a radical nephrectomy (removal of the whole kidney) at the Churchill Hospital, Oxford. I made an excellent recovery and needed no ongoing therapies, just a scan every six months.
I realise that I have been incredibly lucky. Others have not been so fortunate. I want to raise money for UCARE (Urology Cancer Research and Education).
Living Life to the Full - Life after a Urological Cancer Diagnosis
Wednesday 29th November 2017, 10-2pm
An opportunity to talk to the professionals involved in the support of patients during their cancer journey and those that can help them once treatment is completed.
Kick at the darkness…
Sadly Jonathan has had to postpone his USA cycle ride due to further treatment. You can read his updated story on www.justgiving.com/fundraising/kickatthedark
UCARE Advocate Jonathan Acott is tackling 5 challenges in 2017 for UCARE including a gruelling bike ride across the USA.
Andrew Protheroe Cycle Challenge
30th September to 2nd October 2017
Professor Andrew Protheroe, a founder Trustee of UCARE, is leading a group cycling across the country from Whitehaven to Sunderland from September 30th to October 2nd in celebration of UCARE's 10th anniversary.
Henman UCARE charity golf day and auction
8th September 2017
Join us for our 9th annual charity golf day at Studley Wood, which includes breakfast, a delicious meal, wine, prizes, and of course a fabulous day of golf.
The Big Bash
Saturday 19th August 2017
The date for this years The Big Bash at Warborough in Oxfordshire is Saturday 19th August from 2pm. This is a fantastic annual event of live music, cricket match and hog roast on behalf of UCARE.
Gold Key Media's Thames Path Challenge
9th July 2017
Thank you to the team for raising over £4,800 for UCARE
The Gold Key Media team are taking on the Thames Path Challenge in order to raise money for UCARE
Patient Advocate, Steve Easton who will be undertaking this challenge has this to say:
It’s been 3 years since I fell out of a plane to raise money for UCARE. This year, much to Ally’s relief, I will be keeping my feet firmly on the ground.
I will be walking a 32 mile stretch of the Thames Path in 12 hours with my colleagues from Gold Key Media. This team building exercise will be used to raise funds for UCARE, who many of you will know celebrate their 10th birthday this year.
I would be extremely grateful if you could carry me… alternatively if any of you would like to sponsor me, please find a link below to the relevant Justgiving page.
RHS Hampton Court Flower Show
4th-9th July 2017
We were thrilled to learn that UCARE had been chosen by garden designer Martyn Wilson for support from his show garden at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Flower Show in July 2017.
Each show garden we have designed and built has supported charities both national and local, and we are very honoured to support UCARE.
The show garden is a conceptual take on derelict/vacant or ‘Brownfield’ sites and aims to explore the narrative of transition, regeneration of such sites. The garden is being sponsored by St. Modwen Properties PLC the UK’s leading regeneration specialist.
Dreamboats and Petticoats
Wednesday 5th July 2017
Thanks to our ambassador Laurence Marks, UCARE has been given exclusive tickets to his and co writer Maurice Gran's show Dreamboats and Petticoats.
The show is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and we have the privilege of tickets for Wednesday July 5th at Milton Keynes Theatre.
With these exclusive tickets you will also have the opportunity to meet the cast and authors of this award winning show.
Tickets are £50 with all proceeds going to UCARE.
- Contact us for further details or to purchase your tickets.
Jurys Inn Charity Challenge
19th to 24th June 2017
If you would like to get involved do contact them.
Jonathan Moseley Floral Demonstration
Wednesday 17th May 2017, Arrival from 1.30 for a 2pm start.
UCARE Ambassador, floral designer Jonathan Moseley is hosting a floral demonstration for UCARE, followed by afternoon tea and cakes in the glorious setting of the Tythe Barn, Oxfordshire, OX26.
The world of flowers is his passion and he employs his love of nature and his garden as a focus for many of his designs. His humerous and friendly approach make him one of the UK's most popular demonstrators, guaranteed to thrill audiences with his amazing displays delivered with entertainment.
Tickets are £30.
Malvern Spring Festival
10th-14th May 2017
UCARE will again be at the Malvern Spring Festival between May 10th and 14th. Do come and visit us if you are coming to the show.
Bollox to Cancer Day
Friday 21st April 2017
There will be a another Bollox to Cancer Texas Scramble at Studley Wood Golf Club in collaboration with our great supporter
This is a fabulous day, you will be playing a superb golf course, enjoying bacon rolls on arrival and a two course meal when you have finished and supporting UCARE at the same time, for just £140 per team.
If you would like to join us and put in a team of four or join a team please complete the form below and send it to us with cheques made out to UCARE or contact Karen at email@example.com for further details.
31st March 2017
Gemma Crane, UCARE’s Urological Cancer Awareness Nurse is organising another GP urological education and awareness day after the great success of the last event. These days are for updating GPs with the latest developments in urological cancer, offering talks from urologists and researchers about the latest developments in detection, treatment and research.
If you are a GP or a urological doctor and would like to join us on the 31st March at Radley please contact Gemma at firstname.lastname@example.org
An experimental day with Jackie Devereux
Introduction to bold, contemporary watercolours enhanced with ink
23rd March 2017, Weston on the Green Memorial Village Hall, 1000 – 1600 - Please arrive by 9.30
President of the Society of Graphic Fine Arts, Jackie Devereux has a beautiful, fresh and uplifting style of watercolours.
This bold, exciting approach to watercolour is a workshop aimed at all levels. In her initial demonstration, Jackie will introduce some classic working methods alongside the development of contemporary compositions and some surprising creative ways to cope with all that white paper!
Based loosely on simple floral subject matter, with the use of a bright but limited palette, we shall explore mark-making, colour mixing on the page, exciting rescue remedies, the addition of ink, and much more.
- A brush is supplied for each participant, some watercolour paper to get everyone started; enough watercolour paints to share with the group; kitchen rolls; ink and drawing implements and a selection of Jackie’s own favourite brushes for people to try during the day.
- Each person will take away the brush and specimen papers. The brush supplied at a special price by Rosemary Bruses, itself costs £12.50, and is a good quality starter Squirrel hair brush and this will be the only material cost to each participant. The starter paper will consist of two quarter imperial sheets of watercolour paper and some practice paper at no cost.
- The rest of the materials will be supplied for use during the day at no cost.
- Additional watercolour paper will be available for purchase @ 50p per quarter imperial sheet, or £1 per half imperial sheet.
The cost, which includes the above and lunch with tea and coffee is £75 per person. Because numbers are limited, we will require payment in full on booking.
Epic Bike Ride
15th February 2017
Thank you Dave Lee for raising £1,100 on your “Epic Bike Ride”
Dave sent us the following update:
We have all successfully completed the ride over 10 days in average 35c temp. A grand total of 574 miles. Very hard but rewarding work. A truely remarkable experience which I shall never forget, thank you to the people of India who made us feel so welcome and to all of you who sponsored me on my adventure.
In February 2017, David Lee is planning on cycling 650 miles from Kochi to Chennai in Southern India with friends for UCARE because we’re one of his favourite charities.