Our chosen charities for 2018 will be the £1.6 million fund-raising appeal for Rory the Robot and St Richard's Hospice.

Rory the Robot Appeal

Worcestershire is a major urology cancer centre, performing between 125 and 150 radical prostate cancer surgeries a year. With Rory's assistance, patients will benefit from less pain, minimal blood loss, quicker recovery and reduced complications.

Rory is a state of the art surgical robotic system, which allows surgeons to perform minimally invasive surgery. This means surgeons operate through a few small incisions instead of a large open incision.

Removing the prostate gland this way is potentially the most effective and least invasive surgical approach to prostate cancer treatment available today.

Rory the Robot features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and special instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist.

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St Richard’s Hospice  

St Richard’s Hospice provides free specialist palliative care for patients living with life-limiting illnesses and supports their loved ones. Each year the hospice team supports more than 3,000 patients, family members and bereaved people in Worcestershire.

The hospice strives to give the best medical, practical, emotional and social support they can to help people live life to the fullest, as independently as they can, for as long as they can. They care for people with a range of illnesses including heart failure, Parkinson’s and motor neurone disease as well as cancer.

St Richard’s is an independent charity and is grateful for all donations to help it continue its work.

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All proceeds to Worcestershire Breast Unit Campaign and Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer. Partners - Nexus Creative, Project, AGCountryHomes, Chris Green MEdia, Intasound PA.