Classic Car show Family Fun Day Shudy Camps Suffolk Sunday 23rd September

Come along to our very first Classic car and bike show plus Family Fun day on Sunday 23 September.This Family Fun day will include something for everyone no matter how old or young!

With fantastic classic cars and bikes to view, refreshments plus a hog roast, craft stalls to browse and activities for the little ones, including pony rides you will be sure to have a great Summers day out with us

Gates open from 10 am and last entry will be at 3.30 pm with the event closing at 4pm
Venue details – Mill Lane, Shudy Camps, Cambridgeshire CB21 4QZ
Admission fee – £5 per car

Please note all monies raised from this event will go directly to the James Whale Fund for Kidney Cancer.

If you would like to register your car or bike, or to just request further information please contact jac@jameswhalefund.org

To register a stall for the event please fill in this application form and send to James Whale Fund, 46-48, Kings St, Cambridge, CB1 1LN. Terms and conditions for stall holders attending this event can be read here.

Please note there will be £15 charge per stall (stall holder to provide their own table) and a kind donation for the charity raffle which will be drawn at 3.30pm on the day.

We would like to thank Richie Blackmore who has kindly offered use of his grounds for the event.

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This post was written by thefund on August 28, 2012

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Britain’s Biggest Curry Party

Britain’s Biggest Curry Party this year will be 15 October – 21 October with the grand launch party at the Mala Restaurant, on 16 October, and tickets for this event are now available. More details to follow on this exciting event that can also take place in the comfort of your home. In the meantime, remind yourself of the fun had last year

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This post was written by thefund on August 28, 2012

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Kidney Cancer Lottery

Kidney Cancer Monthly Lottery launched
24 August 2012

The new Kidney Cancer Monthly Lottery has helped to raise the issue of the life-threatening disease to a nationwide audience.

Set up by the James Whale Fund for Kidney Cancer organisation, the scheme aims to make members of the public big-money winners while also helping individuals who are battling kidney cancer.

This is because the Kidney Cancer Monthly Lottery is designed to assist the funding of the Patient Benefit Grant.

It is important to note that while the grants do not cover medications of treatment programmes, they do help a person to ease their hardship when they have to pay for fuel, travel, care or retraining during their rehabilitation.

People who enter into the draw will need to pay £4.50 per ticket per month, with one winning number drawn on the last Friday of every month. The winning ticketholder will then receive a cash prize in proportion to the number of entries for that draw.

This sum is split between 40 per cent as a cash prize and 60 per cent being given to the Patient Support Grants programme.

James Whale, the founder and chairman of the James Whale Fund and a kidney cancer survivor himself, commented: “We hope that many kidney cancer patients will directly benefit from this new initiative of the fund and look forward to our lottery launch being well supported.

“The aim of the lottery is to have the chance to give something back to those that are generous enough to donate.”

For people still unaware of the symptoms, effects and treatment options of kidney cancer though, here is a guide into the life-threatening disease.

Defining kidney cancer

There are several forms of kidney cancer which human beings can suffer from, with transitional cell cancers affecting the ureters, renal pelvis and the bladder, and Wilms’ tumour cancer only developing in children.

However, the most common form of kidney cancer is renal cell cancer, which is caused from a cell in a kidney tubule becoming cancerous.

When the kidney concerned develops this tumour, the organ tends to become larger and there is also a risk that the cancerous cells may grow beyond a kidney’s wall and invade nearby organs and tissues.

As a whole, Cancer Research UK statistics reveal that kidney cancer is the sixth most common cancer diagnosed in men across the UK, as well as the ninth most common in women.

Symptoms to look out for in kidney cancer development

One of the best ways to prevent kidney cancer from developing to a dangerous degree is to recognise the symptoms and seek medical attention immediately if concerned.

The most important symptoms to be aware of is identifying blood in the urine and finding a lump or swelling around the area of the body where the kidneys are located

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