‘jog on’ to Kidney Cancer

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Jog on to Kidney Cancer Half Marathon
1 October 2011
Join Leela and shape up to help us take steps to beat kidney cancer!
Our first ever “Jog On” event will take place over a 12.6 mile route through wonderful Suffolk countryside surrounding the villages of Withersfield, Great Thurlow and Carlton.

A 9:00 start on Saturday 1st October will see you already wearing your James Whale T-shirt, and ready to jog or walk the route that starts and finishes at the White Horse pub, Hollow Hill, Withersfield, CB9 7SH. Marshalls will be stragetically placed along the route to ensure your safety, and once at the finish you can relax with some tasty and very well earned refreshments.

Sponsorship forms, route, registration form and the all important T&Cs are available to download. Training plans are also included for you and these can be found at the end of the route document. Cheques for the £15 registration fee should be made payable to James Whale Fund for Kidney Cancer.

A poster is available to download and print, so please feel free to publicise both the event and your involvement. Why not take one into your work or any other convienent place and help encourage friends and family to join in!

An event such as this can only be organised with the help of local supporters, and a great deal of thanks goes to the White Horse for agreeing to host the Jog On. A big thank you also goes out to Dilip Visana at the nearby Kedington Stores for supplying the bottled water.

Posted under Fund Raising

This post was written by thefund on September 26, 2011


Kidney Cancer Patient Day in Scotland Wednesday 5th of October

Kidney Cancer Patient Days

Following the success of the Fund’s Kidney Cancer Patient Days in 2009 and 2010, the programme has been extended to several patient days in 2011.

Earlier this year, the Fund organised three very successful kidney cancer patient days in Cardiff, Swansea and Manchester. Our next one is near Glasgow:

• Wednesday 5 October at the Westerwood Hotel and Golf resort, Cumbernauld.
Join us at our next Patient Day in Scotland on Wednesday 5th October. Chaired by Mr Michael Aitchison, Consultant Urological Surgeon at Gartnaval General Hospital, Glasgow with presentations on novel treatments for kidney cancer, kidney cancer surgery, the role of the clinical nurse specialist, and patient support from some of Scotland’s leading kidney cancer specialists. This promises to be a very interesting and exciting day and we sincerely hope you can join us.

Registration via a free eticket can be found here -

A registration form for the Scottish event can be found here -

• Tuesday 15 November in South East England (venue to be announced)


You migh like to attend one of the Fund’s kidney cancer patient days if;

Have you recently been diagnosed with kidney cancer?
Would you like to learn more about kidney cancer and treatments for kidney cancer direct from the experts?
You interested in meeting other kidney cancer patients with or those who have received treatment and recovered?
You like more information about the support available to kidney cancer patients and their families


Kidney Cancer Patient Day, Manchester 15 June 2011
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Professor Robert Hawkins, Cancer Research UK Professor and Director of Medical Oncology at the University of Manchester and the Christie Hospital NHS Trust, chaired the day attended by over 70 patients

A warm thank you to all who attended the Kidney Cancer Patient Day in Manchester last Wednesday, 15th June.

The day was a tremendous success with a fantastic attendance and the feedback from patients and carers was very positive. It was lovely to meet so many patients and their families or carers.

It was wonderful to receive the comments about how informative the presentations were, how nice it was to speak to other patients and carers, and how comforting it is to know that you are not alone – to quote just a few!

A big thank you to all the speakers, especially Professor Robert Hawkins and his team, for the very helpful and interesting talks they gave. Feedback from patients and carers was that they found the talks very useful and they gained a lot from attending the meeting.

These patient days are so important to patients and without the support of the team at the James Whale Fund this day would not have been possible.

The James Whale Fund will be organising their next patient day on Wednesday 5th October in Scotland (venue to be announced), so please keep this date in your diary!

If you have any questions left over from patient day or would like to find out more about the work that we do, then please do not hesitate to contact the patient support team on: contact@kidneycancersupportnetwork.co.uk

Or you can call us via the Kidney Cancer CareLine on: 0330 111 2 333

A collection of photos taken at the Manchester Patient Day can be found here.

Our medical publications officer, Sharon Deveson Kell has written a report on the patient day. (this is quite a large PDF document and will take a little time to download)


Other Patient Days

If you have been unable to attend Patient Days held already this year we are holding two further events this year:

Wednesday 5 October in Cumbernauld, Scotland .

Tuesday 15 November in the South East (venue to be announced).

The format and content of each Patient Day will be similar, but with different speakers.

We look forward to welcoming you to one of our Patient Days this year!

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This post was written by thefund on September 26, 2011


Congratulations to #Jane Cure who completed the ‘Walk for a Cure ‘ Challenge

Walk for A.Cure along the Grand Union Canal
27 August 2011
Ade Cure, shown right with his wife Jane, was guest speaker at our last President’s Dinner at the House of Lords. He was a proud, strong, determined man and raised over £30,000 for kidney cancer, most of which was donated to the James Whale Fund before he died of kidney cancer in March 2011 after a four year fight.

He had such a positive attitude to life that his brother-in-law Andy Coleman and Jane plan to take on this challenge in Ade’s memory, and are determined to smash the £10,000 target set for fund raising.

The walk will begin on Saturday 27 August, from Gas Street Basin in Birmingham (shown above), and will involve walking 144.5 miles along the Grand Union Canal to finish on Saturday 3 September in Little Venice, London. The route is as follows:

Sat 27 Aug Gas Street Basin to Rowington (bridge 62)
Sun 28 Aug Rowington (bridge 62) to Napton (bridge 108)
Mon 29 Aug Napton (bridge 108) to Bugbrooke (bridge 35)
Tues 30 Aug Bugbrooke (bridge 35) to Wolverton (bridge 76a)
Wed 31 Aug Wolverton (bridge 76a) to Linslade (bridge 115a)
Thur 1 Sept Linslade (bridge 115a) to Hemel (bridge 150)
Fri 2 Sept Hemel (bridge 150) to Cowley (bridge 190)
Sat 3 Sept Cowley (bridge 190) to Little Venice

You can help us to achieve our target in at least three different ways:

Ask friends and family to sponsor you and walk some or all of the route with us Walk for A. Cure Sponsor Form

Make your donation on our JustGiving page

Make a Text donation to 70070:

Simply Text ‘JWKC01′ followed by your donation amount (eg ‘jwkc01£5′) to 70070 – watch out for any predictive text. Once you press ‘Send’ you will receive a confirmation text asking you to Gift Aid your donation, which only takes a few moments and adds 25% to your donation, at no cost to you.

You can read more about Jane and Ade on their website
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Andy and Jane making their latest donation to James

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This post was written by thefund on September 5, 2011