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Rotary International Paul Harris Fellowship

Rotary International Paul Harris Fellowship

I am so grateful for the fantastic support from Rotary International who made me a Paul Harris Fellow. It is a great honour and privilege to carry out our Fighting Prostate Cancer screening with Rotary
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Former Footballer diagnosed with cancer

Former Footballer diagnosed with cancer

Former Football Willem Van Hanegem has been diagnosed with cancer. Van Hanegem,  age 73, was one of the stars of the Feyenoord side that became the first Dutch team to win the European Cup in 1970, beating Celtic 2-1. Nicknamed De Kromme (“the crooked one”) for...

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Ben Robinson gives his backing …

Ben Robinson gives his backing …

Former Football Willem Van Hanegem has been diagnosed with cancer. Van Hanegem,  age 73, was one of the stars of the Feyenoord side that became the first Dutch team to win the European Cup in 1970, beating Celtic 2-1. Nicknamed De Kromme (“the crooked one”) for...

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An honour to win the PRIDE Award

An honour to win the PRIDE Award

Burton Albion chairman Ben Robinson has given his backing to helping men fighting prostate cancer. He made a guest speech at the monthly meeting held at Burton's Queen Hospital which supports those affected by the cancer. Organised by the hospital and the Burton...

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BACT presented an award in Parliament

BACT presented an award in Parliament

It was a surprise when I heard that I had won the Burton Hospital's PRIDE Award. I have to stress that this award is not for me alone. I have had such wonderful support from my friends and colleagues at Burton Hospital and Burton Albion Football Club. Special thanks...

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Sarah Minns nominated for national award

Sarah Minns nominated for national award

I knew very little about football until linking prostate cancer screening with Burton's local club. I had the privilege of meeting the Brewer's Chairman Ben Robinson and his fantastic team at the club who do the most amazing amount of community work within the club. I...

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Prostate Cancer Support Group

Prostate Cancer Support Group

Congratulations to Burton Hospital's Sarah Minns for being shortlisted for the Community Nursing Award at the Royal College of Nursing Nurse Awards 2017. Sarah has been helping to campaign for better awareness toward prostate cancer.  Burton Hospitals Trust has...

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On the BBC’s One Show

On the BBC’s One Show

It is a great privilege in setting up a support group to help patients and families diagnosed with prostate cancer. Out heartfelt thanks to the Chairman of Burton Albion Football Club, Ben Robinson who again has offered valuable resources to get the support group...

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Collaborative working for prostate screening

Collaborative working for prostate screening

A few months ago when we began screening for prostate cancer at a football club, we did not envisage that the campaign would make any impact. We are astonished and grateful to all the people and organisations who have supported us. The BBC’s One Show has highlighted...

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Awareness Campaign of the Year Award

Awareness Campaign of the Year Award

I must say that when we first thought about screening for prostate cancer working with Burton Albion Football Club that we would get any response in what is a taboo subject for many men.  A few months later, I am astonished at the success of the campaign as more...

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BBC West Midlands

BBC West Midlands

Congratulations to Burton Hospital's Sarah Minns for being shortlisted for the Community Nursing Award at the Royal College of Nursing Nurse Awards 2017. Sarah has been helping to campaign for better awareness toward prostate cancer.  Burton Hospitals Trust has...

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Prostate Cancer Screening

Prostate Cancer Screening

I must thank the great support BBC West Midlands has given us in profiling prostate cancer on 2nd August 2016 throughout the day on their news outlets. Our team from Burton Hospital worked with Burton Albion FC in screening 111 men. We were surprised to find that 8...

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International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

We were not sure how it was going to go, but our campaign to raise awareness about prostate cancer in the community has been successful. It was a collaboration between Burton's Queens Hospital and Burton Albion Football Club where the idea was to encourage as men over...

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Adopted by Macmillan

Adopted by Macmillan

Some fantastic events and ideas came across to mark International Women's Day. It is also so wonderful that more and more countries are participating but sadly it is still not enough as there are many regions of the world who show little regard for equality. As for...

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Cancer in the Headlines

Cancer in the Headlines

Former Football Willem Van Hanegem has been diagnosed with cancer. Van Hanegem,  age 73, was one of the stars of the Feyenoord side that became the first Dutch team to win the European Cup in 1970, beating Celtic 2-1. Nicknamed De Kromme (“the crooked one”) for...

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Cancer Research UK Summary Updates

Cancer Research UK Summary Updates

Burton Albion chairman Ben Robinson has given his backing to helping men fighting prostate cancer. He made a guest speech at the monthly meeting held at Burton's Queen Hospital which supports those affected by the cancer. Organised by the hospital and the Burton...

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