GROUP MEETINGS, Mondays 6.30 for 7.00 p.m.
"Since I was diagnosed with prostate cancer every time I have met fellow sufferers through this support group I have gained confidence and lost fear of the disease, be it at Cassington bike night, the Oxford meetings, the Thames boat trip, the bowling night and last night with X and Y. To see other men with the disease getting on with their lives and having fun diminishes the fear so much."
Meet some of us who are here to help you. We've been through it ourselves or know people who have. We empathise, we help, we are here to support. This is just some of the team who are part of the Oxfordshire cancer prostate support group.
We run regular awareness events, informative events and socials - where we get together in an easy enviroment to chat. Do come along.
Our friends at DUO, a fundraising charity which supports the Urology Department at the Churchill,
Please read this article from Prostate Cancer UK and then sign the petition.
At the group meeting on 23 January OPCSG member Roger Clarke made a spontaneous and generous donation of £200 to the group. He said it was an acknowledgement of the support and advice he had received from the group at the time of his diagnosis last year. Thank you, Roger.
To those who have helped
Once again Bernard de Petrucci and his team at the Lord Kitchener, Curbridge, have stepped forward to support OPCSG. At an entertaining quiz evening organised by Witney Rotary Club at the pub on 16 August, a raffle fetched £242 which Bernard has donated to OPCSG funds. In the quiz the OPCSG team led through four rounds but slipped up on trivia (we are a serious-minded lot!) and ended in a respectable third place. Thank you Bernard and Witney Rotary.
The photo shows OPCSG Committee member Dave Hawes receiving a cheque for £700 from Bob Greenwell, Past Master of Alfred Lodge, and David Wright, current Master of the Lodge. The cheque was handed over at Witney Carnival on 9 July, and we are extremely grateful for the support offered.
You can see the Lodge's website at http://www.oxfordshirefreemasons.org.uk/news.htm, with a link back to this one.
We run awareness events for guys around Oxfordshire and the one at Oxford United was our biggest yet. Take a look at the video of the event to find out more about how we encourage men to take their health more seriously.