‘jog on’ to Kidney Cancer

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Jog on to Kidney Cancer Half Marathon
1 October 2011
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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.

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by thefund September 26, 2011

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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)

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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

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Kidney Cancer Patient Day, Manchester 15 June 2011
Post event comments:-

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)

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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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by thefund September 26, 2011

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

Walk for A.Cure along the Grand Union Canal
27 August 2011
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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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by thefund September 5, 2011

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Diagnosed with Kidney Cancer? Call our Careline today!

Welcome to Kidney Cancer Care UK
James Whale Fund for Kidney Cancer, the UK’s leading specialist kidney cancer charity, will be developing this site to provide a variety of information on kidney cancer that is relevant to patients, their families and renal health professionals.

0330 111 2 333
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10am – 4pm

Wednesday 10am – 6pm

Saturday & Sunday 4 – 6pm

You can leave a message or email us outside these times.
This is a free service, but you can make a contribution online

Call charges are the same as for geographical landline numbers, even from a mobile phone.
What is Kidney Cancer Careline?
It is a telephone helpline providing information, support and encouragement to kidney cancer patients, their carers and families. It became active on 10 March 2011, World Kidney Day.

Who will I speak to?
Members of our friendly and helpful patient support team are all cancer patients or nurses. They all have firsthand experience of cancer and knowledge of the kidney cancer treatment pathway. They are happy to talk with you and offer help and support based on their personal experience of living with cancer.

How will it help me?
Our Careline provides the means for patients to make contact with someone who knows exactly how you might be feeling; this understanding and empathy from another patient can provide a great deal of comfort during your cancer journey.
We know that if you are a patient or a family member of someone who has been diagnosed with kidney cancer, one way to make life easier is to speak to someone in a similar position. Our Careline can also provide information about the process for accessing the latest treatments for kidney cancer, some of which are not routinely funded by the NHS. We can guide patients and their families through this process, as well as providing information about government funding schemes, such as the Cancer Drugs Fund.

Is there any other support you can offer?
If you would prefer to write to us, here’s our address
James Whale Fund for Kidney Cancer
46-48 King Street
Cambridge CB1 1LN
And you can always email our patient support team or you can join other patients and carers on our kidney cancer patient support network

Would you like to share your experiences?
If you have been diagnosed with kidney cancer, have received surgery, or have cared for someone with the condition and would like to share you experience with others, please let us know by email or by calling 0330 111 2 333.

We’re here to help you now – and in the

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by thefund August 17, 2011

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Walk for A Cure Urgent plea for motor home

A WELLESBOURNE woman who lost her husband to kidney cancer is in urgent need of a motorhome to help with a fundraising challenge.

Jane Cure and her brother Andy Coleman are preparing to walk 144 miles from Birmingham to London to raise funds for the James Whales Fund for Kidney Cancer in memory of her late husband Adrian, who died in March this year.

He and his wife had raised £35,000 for the cause since his diagnosis four years ago and Mrs Cure is determined to carry on supporting the charity.

But she and Mr Coleman have not yet managed to secure the loan of a motorhome or similar vehicle, which they will need to transport their luggage, food and refreshments along the way and provide them with a place to stay each night.

They begin their walk, which they are calling Walk for A Cure, on Wednesday August 31 and aiming to reach London on Saturday September 3 and to raise £10,000. People are welcome to join them along the way at any point on the route.

Anyone who is able to loan Mrs Cure and Mr Coleman a motorhome should immediately email waney@talk21.com

To sponsor the pair or find out more about their challenge, visit acureonline.com/walk-for-a-cure

To find out more about the charity, visit www.jameswhalefund.org

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Walk for a Cure with Jane Cure & help fight Kidney Cancer

.Walk for A. Cure
As you may be aware, my wonderful husband lost his courageous battle with cancer on the 7th March 2011. He was first diagnosed with Kidney Cancer in March 2007, and without medication, he wasn’t expected to live longer than 12 months. There followed fights with PCT’s for drugs that could pro-long his life & participating in clinical drugs trials and thankfully, we were blessed with another four years together.

During those 4 years, Ade was totally committed to raising as much money as we could for the James Whale Fund for Kidney Cancer, and as you will have seen from this website, we have raised lots of money and had loads of fun doing it! New Wellesbourne Blooms Trailer

Our big challenge for 2011 was the ‘Walk for A. Cure’. The idea was initiated by my brother, Andy, and wholeheartedly supported by Ade, who was planning to join Andy & I on as much of the walk as his health would permit him. Unfortunately, this was not to be.

Ade was a proud, strong, determined man with such a positive attitude to life and who was a major inspiration to everyone he met, including myself. This is why Andy & I still 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 commence on Saturday the 27th August, from Gas Street Basin in Birmingham, and will involve walking 144.5 miles along the Grand Union Canal to finish on Saturday 3rd September in Little Venice, London. The route is as follows:

27th August Gas Street Basin to Rowington (19 miles)
28th August Rowington to Napton (20 miles)
29th August Napton to Weedon (18 miles)
30th August Weedon to Stoke Bruene (18.5 miles)
31st August Stoke Bruene to Fenny Stratford (15 miles)
1st Sept Fenny Stratford to Rickmansworth (18 miles)
2nd Sept Rickmansworth to Hayes (19 miles)
3rd Sept Hayes to Little Venice (17 miles)
You can help us to achieve our target in two 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
Please let us know if you are intending to take part, and which part of the route you will be walking.

We would love as many of you to join us as possible to walk in Ade’s memory. Lets make him proud of us, and keep his legacy going by not only achieving but exceeding this target. He was such a big part of so many people’s lives, so with all your help, this can, and will be done!

Thank you

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by thefund July 25, 2011

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Kidney Cancer Careline

Welcome to Kidney Cancer Care UK
James Whale Fund for Kidney Cancer, the UK’s leading specialist kidney cancer charity, will be developing this site to provide a variety of information on kidney cancer that is relevant to patients, their families and renal health professionals.

0330 111 2 333
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10am – 4pm

Wednesday 10am – 6pm

Saturday & Sunday 4 – 6pm

You can leave a message or email us outside these times.
This is a free service, but you can make a contribution online

Call charges are the same as for geographical landline numbers, even from a mobile phone.
What is Kidney Cancer Careline?
It is a telephone helpline providing information, support and encouragement to kidney cancer patients, their carers and families. It became active on 10 March 2011, World Kidney Day.

Who will I speak to?
Members of our friendly and helpful patient support team are all cancer patients or nurses. They all have firsthand experience of cancer and knowledge of the kidney cancer treatment pathway. They are happy to talk with you and offer help and support based on their personal experience of living with cancer.

How will it help me?
Our Careline provides the means for patients to make contact with someone who knows exactly how you might be feeling; this understanding and empathy from another patient can provide a great deal of comfort during your cancer journey.
We know that if you are a patient or a family member of someone who has been diagnosed with kidney cancer, one way to make life easier is to speak to someone in a similar position. Our Careline can also provide information about the process for accessing the latest treatments for kidney cancer, some of which are not routinely funded by the NHS. We can guide patients and their families through this process, as well as providing information about government funding schemes, such as the Cancer Drugs Fund.

Is there any other support you can offer?
If you would prefer to write to us, here’s our address
James Whale Fund for Kidney Cancer
The Old Coach House
High Street
Harston CB22 7PZ
And you can always email our patient support team or you can join other patients and carers on our kidney cancer patient support network

Would you like to share your experiences?
If you have been diagnosed with kidney cancer, have received surgery, or have cared for someone with the condition and would like to share you experience with others, please let us know by email or by calling 0330 111 2 333.

We’re here to help you now – and in the future
This Kidney Cancer Care website will be developed to contain a wealth of information about kidney cancer, which has been written for patients, carers and family members.
The site intends to cover topics such as the signs and symptoms of kidney cancer, how kidney cancer is diagnosed, surgery and current drug treatments for kidney cancer.
In addition, topics such as the roles and responsibilities of health care professionals, diet and complimentary treatments, palliative care, practical advice, and emotions and feelings about cancer will be covered.
There will also be a section on the various guidelines for kidney cancer treatment and the government funding schemes for access to the latest drug treatments. In the meantime, information about kidney cancer can be obtained through James Whale Fund’s website

Important notice

All medical information and other commentary and/or material referred to or provided through or by Kidney Cancer Care UK, and other materials posted on our website or provided through our telephone service are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed, and is not intended to replace consultation with a qualified medical practitioner. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by visitors to our website or users of our telephone helpline, or anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

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by thefund July 25, 2011

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Celeb Party Supporting #Kidney Cancer Fifth Anniversary Ball

James Whale Fund Anniversary Ball, Plaza Park Hotel, London
24 September 2011
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Date: Saturday 24 September

Venue: Park Plaza, Westminster, London

Time: 7.00pm

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Our Anniversary Ball will be held in the plush, new Park Plaza Hotel, Westminster Bridge, just across the river from Big Ben.

The event will raise vital funds to support the James Whale Fund as it celebrates its 5th Anniversary and continues to work on behalf of kidney cancer patients throughout the UK.

Come and join our supporter Chris Tarrant (who has kindly volunteered to host the evening for us) and hundreds of guests including celebrities from the world of broadcasting and TV.

James Whale invites you to attend here.

It promises to be a spectacular night of fun and glamour
We’ll start the evening with a Champagne reception accompanied by live musicians, then enjoy a superb three course dinner with wine, in the magnificent Westminster Ballroom, followed by coffee and petit fours. There will be a cabarat, live band, dancing and live auctions, conducted by Chris Tarrant.

Bring your partner, family and friends. Individual tickets can be booked at £125 each, or you can reserve a Table for 10 guests for £1,250. Or you can splash out and book a Platium Table for 8 (and be joined by a celebrity host and partner) for £2,000. But be quick – only five Platinum tables are available!

Make a reservation online now. Pay by credit card or Pay Pal

Perhaps you’d like to offer us a prize for our tree of life raffle or auction? Click here for full details

An event supported by Maris Interiors LLP

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Travel notes:
Park Plaza Hotel, 200 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7UT
Nearest tube or rail station: Waterloo (7 mins walk)
Nearest car park: Car Parks 4U, Station Approach, Waterloo International Terminal, London, SE1 7LY (3 mins walk)

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by thefund July 25, 2011

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FREE Kidney Cancer Patient Days

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 3 very successful kidney cancer patient days in Cardiff, Swansea and Manchester. The next kidney cancer patient days are scheduled for the autumn, so please keep the following dates free in your diary;
• Wednesday 5 October in Scotland (venue to be announced)
• Wednesday 16 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

Post event comments:-

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.


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 Scotland (venue to be announced).

Wednesday 16 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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James Whale Fifth Anniversary Ball

James Whale Fund Anniversary Ball, Plaza Park Hotel, London


Date: Saturday 24 September

Venue: Park Plaza, Westminster, London

Time: 7.00pm


Our Anniversary Ball will be held in the plush, new Park Plaza Hotel, Westminster Bridge, just across the river from Big Ben.

The event will raise vital funds to support the James Whale Fund as it celebrates its 5th Anniversary and continues to work on behalf of kidney cancer patients throughout the UK.

Come and join our supporter Chris Tarrant (who has kindly volunteered to host the evening for us) and hundreds of guests including celebrities from the world of broadcasting and TV.

James Whale invites you to attend here.

It promises to be a spectacular night of fun and glamour

We’ll start the evening with a Champagne reception accompanied by live musicians, then enjoy a superb three course dinner with wine, in the magnificent Westminster Ballroom, followed by coffee and petit fours. There will be a cabarat, live band, dancing and live auctions, conducted by Chris Tarrant.

Bring your partner, family and friends. Individual tickets can be booked at £125 each, or you can reserve a Table for 10 guests for £1,250. Or you can splash out and book a Platium Table for 8 (and be joined by a celebrity host and partner) for £2,000. But be quick – only five Platinum tables are available!

Make a reservation online now. Pay by credit card or Pay Pal

Perhaps you’d like to offer us a prize for our tree of life raffle or auction? Click here for full details

An event supported by Maris Interiors LLP


Travel notes:
Park Plaza Hotel, 200 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7UT
Nearest tube or rail station: Waterloo (7 mins walk)
Nearest car park: Car Parks 4U, Station Approach, Waterloo International Terminal, London, SE1 7LY (3 mins walk)

 

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