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Get Up Give Back 2024 - Cardio Vs Cancer

17 March 2024

Get Up Give Back commit to an annual charity event each year.

They undertake 5 challenges, to support 5 charities and fundraise a minimum of £25,000 for each of the nominated charities - in only 5 weeks. Culminating in a cheque presentation in June 2024.

We are so grateful to be one of the chosen charities.

Charity of the year

17 March 2024

We are delighted to have been chosen for the Five Star Events charity in 2024.

Five Star Events has been arranging society golf for over 30 years, raising substantial funds to support a range of charities in the Oxford area.

Thank you to The Bertie Lodge and Masonic Brethren

18 February 2024

At a Oxfordshire Freemasons Charity evening at the Witney Masonic Centre on Tuesday 30th January 2024, UCARE collected a very generous contribution towards our work.

With our grateful thanks to The Bertie Lodge and Masonic Brethren.

The photo is made up with the following Masonic brethren.
Left to Right: W.Bro Alan Bovingdon-Cox (Bertie Lodge), R.W Brother James Hilditch (Provincial Grand Master), W.Bro James Cairns (Bertie Lodge Charity Steward), Valerie Berry (UCARE), W.Bro Graham Ellis (Deputy Provincial Grand Master) and W.Bro Alan Baverstock (Assistant Provincial Grand Master).

Huntercombe’s Captains’ Charity of the Year

28 January 2024

We were so grateful to learn we had been chosen for Huntercombe’s Captains’ Charity of the Year, especially knowing that any funds raised would be ring-fenced for the Research Nurse post at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford.

Peter Garforth-Bles, 2023 Captain of Huntercombe Golf Club, explains more:

Rebecca Clarke (2023 Lady Captain) and I have chosen UCARE because we believe it a really worthwhile cause and will appeal to Members of the Club. Both of us have had family members who have been affected by urological cancers and have received excellent care. We know how common these cancers are. We like the fact that UCARE is a small charity and local to the area. We are working hard with Val to make the day a great success to raise funds towards a new role of Research Nurse.

An amazing total of £20,000 was raised by everyone at the golf club and we thank everyone for their hard work and generosity, and their support.

Big Give’s Christmas Challenge

19 November 2023

Christmas Challenge Charity Partner. Donate and see it double. 28th Nov to 5th Dec

This year UCARE is taking part in the Big Give’s Christmas Challenge.

Donation site opens on #GivingTuesday, November 28th, you’ll have 7 days to donate to our campaign.

Every donation made during this week will be doubled whilst match funds last!

For donations of £500 or more, donors can also choose to use the BACS donation option (if you would prefer this option please set this up as soon as possible).

Big Give QR code

Challenge yourself to walk 6K this summer!

23 July 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.

Raising awareness for the Blood in your Pee Campaign

8 March 2023

We are members of Cancer52 which campaigns to raise awareness and improve outcomes of these cancers through publishing reports, consultation documents, networking and discussions with a range of stakeholders including NHS England.

We have recently been working with NHSE to raise awareness for their Blood in your Pee Campaign. Which advocates contacting your GP should you see blood in your pee, even one.

Late 2022 to early 2023 we have taken this message out and about.

General Practitioner Urological Management Update

13 February 2023

UCARE would like to invite you to a General Practitioner Urological Management Update on Thursday 23rd March 2023.

Guest Speakers to include:

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

Talks to include:

  • Management of haematuria
  • Assessment and treatment of LUTS
  • Clinical Nurse services + prostate stratified follow up
  • Management of kidney stones
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • PSA the good, the bad and the importance!

Date: Thursday 23rd March 2023

Time: 12.25 - 16.45pm (Refreshments available from 12 noon)

Venue: The New Pavilion, Radley College, Radley, Oxfordshire.

We hope you will join us!

Please register your interest and save your space by emailing: Gemma.ucare@gmail.com

Supporting Urology Research

16 November 2022

Male Partners and Carers Support Group

We are fundraising for a Research Nurse at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford.

Research nurses provide a huge amount of additional support to the patient and their family at a very difficult time and help them to understand their treatment options.

The performance of Handel's Messiah at the Sheldonian Theatre will be dedicated to fundraising for this.

UCARE has started something new!

19 October 2022

Male Partners and Carers Support Group

Being the partner of, or carer for a loved with cancer is often a really difficult role. It comes with a host of emotions from upset and fear to just wanting to protect and take the diagnosis away from your loved one. It can be for some a lonely time so finding other people who understand how you really feel can be a great means of support.

After receiving a number of requests we have started up our Male Partners and Carers Support Group. This is specifically for men who are supporting or caring for a partner with cancer.

We hosted our first support group on Friday and look forward to the next one and watching our numbers grow.

Please get in touch if you have found yourself in this position and either wish to have more support, just meet other people, know more or feel you have something to give to other people.

We would love to get to know you!

Our meetings are held once a month and the next one will be on Friday 18th November 2022 at 11.30am. These will initially be on zoom so please contact us for the link but they will vary from face to face meet ups, walks, socials and information talks.

Free Will writing service

24 April 2022

FreeWills

We've partnered with FreeWills.co.uk to provide all our supporters with the opportunity to make their own fully comprehensive Will for free.

You can make your personalised Will online in three simple steps, from the comfort of your own home and with live support from their Will specialists.

Thank you to the Postcode Society Trust

15 January 2022

Postcode Society Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

The £14,000 UCARE received from the Trust allows us to expand our support in our community in the education/awareness of cancer signs and symptoms to encourage early diagnosis - key to successful treatments. The earlier a cancer is detected, the greater the chance of successful treatment.

Help our fundraising go swimmingly in 2022

15 January 2022

Oxford LotteryAs of now you can go to your page and purchase lottery tickets to support UCARE on the official Oxford Lottery website.

  • Help give our fundraising a boost this year
  • Tickets cost just £1 a week each
  • Chances of cash prizes every week
  • Win up to £25,000

Supporters must be 16 years of age or older.

Play now

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