Previous events - 2018
GP Event Day
19th October 2018
Thank you to everyone who took part in the day.
We are very pleased to be organising a third GP Event Day.
These special days enable the UCARE Awareness Team to update GPs with the latest developments in urological cancer, offering talks from urologists and researchers about the latest developments in detection, treatment, research and best practice.
If you are a GP or a urological doctor and would like to join us on the 19th October at Radley please contact Gemma at firstname.lastname@example.org
New Forest Marathon
Sunday 9th September
In celebration of UCARE's 10th anniversary Harry Protheroe will be running the New Forest Marathon on the 9th September.
N.B. Prof. Protheroe will be joining Harry on the start line if he recovers from a "pulled" calf muscle in time!
Henman UCARE Golf Day
Friday 7th September 2018
Continuing our tenth anniversary theme, this will be our tenth Henman UCARE golf day.
As usual the day will be held at beautiful Studley Wood Golf Club and will include breakfast, golf, prizes, dinner and auction. Do try and join us for this very friendly event. You do not need to have a team, we will find you one.
The Big Bash
Saturday 11th August 2018 (2pm - late)
This is the 5th year of this wonderful event on the village green in Warborough organised by Paul and Milly Duncan.
These are great family fun days of cricket, afternoon tea, bouncy castle, pig roast and music.
Charity Golf afternoon at Huntercombe Golf Club
Thursday 5th July 2018
Silent Auction of promises
There are some fantastic Promises including a golf holiday in Spain, Racing, and Garsington Opera.
Bidding should be done online and the auction closes on 14th July, nine days after the golf event at Huntercombe Golf Club.
Come and enjoy a fun afternoons golf with friends on a course known for its immaculate fairways, surrounded by managed woodland and challenging greens.
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).