The Chestnut Cup

Grandpa Kelly has sent in details of the following event, to which we have been invited:

The Chestnut Cup

The Chestnut Cup is a charity 6-a-side football tournament in aid of the Chestnut Appeal for prostrate cancer. Between 9 and 12 teams will be taking part on Sunday 26th April. It will be held at Marjon College in Plymouth. The Charity is also looking for somebody to run the event on the day. More details are available from or phoning Dave 01752 792736.

1 in 11 men will get prostate cancer – an alarming statistic The Chestnut Appeal was set-up in 1999, to improve the support for men with prostate cancer across the region. In January 2003 the charity was adopted by BBC Radio Devon and in a little less than two years the staff and listeners had helped raise £1 million for the appeal. The Chestnut Appeal is now involved in all aspects of diagnosis and treatments for patients with prostate cancer. Chestnut nurses have been recruited across the region; in Truro, Plymouth, Exeter, Torbay and Barnstaple. This year the Chestnut Appeal is aiming to buy a new tri-plane ultrasound scanner for the Chestnut unit at Derriford. At £33,000 its an expensive piece of equipment. Urologist, Doctor Salvatore Natale. “Equipment is always evolving and we aim to offer the latest and the best available to our patients. Funds raised by the Chestnut Appeal, have given us the possibility to purchase the latest ultrasound scanner, which will improve the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer.

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