Our Chosen Charities for 2018

The Charities objectives are to make men (over 45 years of age) more aware of possible problems with the prostate gland. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer to affect men and 10,000 men a year are dying of this disease. Early diagnosis and treatment can cure this disease.

Working with various charities nationwide WPA have now carried out over 900 awareness events and done over 85,000 blood tests. More than 1,300 men who attended have as a result been diagnosed, treated and cured of prostate cancer.

Worcestershire has, until recently, been poorly served, hence the formation of this charity. WPA have visited Droitwich, Redditch, Bromsgrove, Stourbridge and Worcester to carry out awareness events where men are offered a free P.S.A. blood test which can act as an early indicator of serious prostate problems. The Late Derek Fradgley was a devoted supporter of this charity and through the Ambassadors helped to arrange annual events.

Each test costs the charity £15. Any funds raised by the Ambassadors will be utilised to fund blood tests for men in Worcestershire and help to reduce the mortality rate of this disease within the county.

There are over 60 events planned so far nationwide in 2018 and WPA are aiming to reach 100,000 tests this year.

Appointments can be made by contacting the WPA telephone line on: 07522 504300

St Richard’s Hospice cares for patients and families in Worcestershire who are living with life-limiting illnesses. Each year we give free care and support to around 3,000 patients, loved ones and the bereaved – helping them towards the best quality of life possible.

St Richard’s is an independent registered charity.  It costs £8.4m (2017/18) a year to run all our services. Three quarters of our income comes from public donations, this includes gifts in Wills, one off or regular donations, fundraising events and personal challenges, trading, legacies and grants from trusts and business sponsorship. The remainder comes from the NHS.

Worcestershire Ambassadors in memory of Derek Fradgley who spent his last days in the care of St Richards will be raising funds in support of the Build 20/20 Project as well as being the main partner in the Worcester Stands Tall Event 2018.

https://www.strichards.org.uk/