Rothley Centre, Leicestershire raise £400 for PROSTaid

Rob Banner Trustee of PROSTaidRob Banner Trustee of PROSTaid accepted a wonderful cheque for £400 at the Rothley Centre, Leicestershire, raised from one of their coffee mornings. He was also given two beautiful Handmade quilts made by the ladies bearing the inscription ‘Made with love from Bradgate Sewing Circle’.

A few of the 35 ladies in the circle are in the picture. The lady presenting the cheque is Rona Baxter and the lady immediately to the right of Rob is Glenise Bowyer, both on the committee of the Bradgate Sewing Circle.

After the presentation Rob gave a short talk about the work of the Charity, which raises money to help local men with the disease and how the charity helps to raise awareness of the initial symptoms, the nature and treatment of Prostate cancer in, ‘the at risk groups’. The charity also provides an independent local support network of volunteers for sufferers working with local hospitals. Funds from the charity are also providing a local PROSTaid Prostate Cancer nurse, (John Lester), for Leicester General Hospital from March 10th. There’s also an introduction of new innovative treatment and diagnostic equipment that’s already saved over 20 local men’s lives which is being funded by the charity. All of this would not be achieved if it were not for the really kind generosity of people like Bradgate Sewing Circle.

Mr Banner commented. "We were surprised at how many of the ladies lives had been touched by Prostate Cancer through their own husbands and partners, so they felt great empathy for our work"