Media Release

Bingo raises £350 for men’s cancer services

An Easter Bingo has raised £350 to publicize awareness of prostate cancer.

The bingo night attracted over 50 people to the Wisbech Conservative Club on 14th April, with dozens of prizes up for grabs; from giant chocolate eggs, to Easter cakes and toys.

Organisers, Mrs Suzanne Martin of Wisbech, and Mrs Ann Parker of Holbeach, hoped to bring attention to men’s cancer and raise money for The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Feltwell Unit.

The Feltwell Unit has a special connection to Suzanne, as her husband was treated at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the Arthur Levin Day Case Centre for prostate cancer.

She said: “I feel very proud to have raised this money. I feel it’s important to raise awareness for prostate cancer, as it’s becoming more common and isn’t talked about enough.”

Suzanne and Ann presented the cheque to the appreciative Feltwell team.

Sally Edwards, Urology Specialist Nurse on Feltwell said: “This donation is greatly appreciated and will be used to buy the little things that make patients stay better which aren’t included in our budget. Something as simple as a radio can comfort a patient and improve their stay.”

Suzanne added: “We are hoping to do more events like these in the future… perhaps Christmas time we will do another!”

Currently, Men aged 50 or over can have PSA blood tests carried out free on the NHS.

 

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 Pictured: Suzanne Martin and Ann Parker with the Feltwell Team

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