Please Read ……

Sharing this from one of our friends, please, please don’t ignore anything however silly/small you think it may be

PLEASE READ THIS……….

Just found out that a close friends Father has Prostate Cancer, I used to look up to him, like a hero ūüôā

He found out just over two years ago, its spread though now so its not curable. He left it too late, despite all the warning signs.

He’s currently having hormone treatment and has had one radiotherapy treatment on his spine and is about to have another on his shoulder. Its just for pain relief now though.

My Friend said ” My Dad is not one for Doctors and his main issue (like many men) was the thought of the internal examination, it put him off going to get it checked”

She Continues “It’s inevitable that he won’t be with us for long and we make the most of every opportunity to be a family as often as we can. My dearest hope is that his two youngest grandaughters will remember these times and when the time comes, remembers their grandad”

DONT LEAVE IT!!! GET IT CHECKED !!!!!

Brockworth AFC raising funds and awareness for charitable causes.

 Local football club Brockworth Albion is continuing its commitment to raising funds for cancer related charities.

    Beginning in 2011, the players, wives, girlfriends, supporters and club officials take part in an annual sponsored walk across the Cotswolds raising money for these excellent causes.

¬†¬†¬†¬† Club member Andrew Crosby-Morton said ‚Äúlast year we walked in aid of breast cancer and presented a cheque for ¬£1,000 to the¬†Cheltenham¬†cobalt unit.¬† This year we went for a male equivalent charity and raised over ¬£800 for “Balls to Cancer‚ÄĚ, the prostate cancer charity.¬† It‚Äôs a great day and I‚Äôm very proud our club is committed to helping causes outside of our own‚ÄĚ.

     Plans are in place for 2013 and the clubs chosen charity will be nominated at the next fund raising committee meeting

A Poem from Paul Moore

Cancer, its a word and disease that can be so cruel,

If you decide to ignore it then you’re a bigger fool,

It can happen in your bowel, it can happen in your breast,

Don’t leave till the last minute, go and have a test.

Catch it early and more chance to survive,

Choose to ignore and you won’t be alive,

Copy this poem to show that you care,

At the end of the day it’s a life that we all share.

Our Fantastic Christmas Ball

We are holding our first annual Christmas Celebration Ball on the 30-11-12 at the Copthorne Hotel, Merry Hill.

We aim to give you the best nights entertainment you could wish for including a DJ, Live band, Comedian and a fantastic 2 course Christmas dinner.

We have managed with the help of the Copthorne Hotel to reduce their standard rates to just £18 per adult and £13 per child (under 12)

Your evening begins with a complimentary glass of Prosecco for the adults and a fruit juice for the children.

You will then sit down to your dinner while our DJ serenades you with timeless songs both old and new. When dinner is finished our live band Got the T Shirt will perform and I can guarantee you will be dancing . We will have a little bit of comedy and then back to the disco for you to kick your shoes off and dance the night away.

We will also have a silent memorabilia auction going on throughout the night for you to bid on some truly remarkable items.

Your Menu is……

  • Main course
    • Breast of chicken on a turkey, sage and onion¬† farce with apricots, seasonal vegetables, baby roast herb and garlic potatoes and cranberry jus
    • Or
    • Vegetable Wellington on a bed of creamed leeks, served with seasonal vegetables and spiced tomato coulis
    • To finish
      • White chocolate panna cotta with apple and cinnamon compote, finished with toasted almonds

There are also rooms available to be pre booked at £67.00 for a twin/double room with £10 supplementary charge per child

Tickets can be purchased here http://store.ballstocancer.co.uk/index.php/tickets/raffle-ticket-46.html

 

The Copthorne Hotel ….

As the only Four Star hotel in the local area, we are renowned for our consistent service and customer focus, having successfully satisfied the demands of many international and domestic travellers.  We also have an unrivalled reputation for working with local and national charities.

The Copthorne Hotel Merry Hill is conveniently located adjacent to the Merry Hill Shopping Centre. Due to its location the hotel has easy access to all road, air and rail links with on site Private Car Parking.

Leisure Facilities on site include Pool, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Steam Room, Gym facilities, Aerobic Studio (featuring the latest classes Zumba and Power Hour) and the Imagine Spa.

Jaki Graham

We are very pleased to welcome Our newest Ambassador Jaki Graham into the Charity and hope that she will help us to raise more awareness nationwide

When agreeing to join us Jaki said….

‘Balls To Cancer is a great charity that’s gone on to help raise awareness of male cancer across the UK and highlight just how serious an issue this actually is. I was amazed when I heard the statistics of exactly how much of a killer this has become amongst men. A lot of men can be very proud and don’t feel the need to check for lumps or think ‘it’ll never happen to me’ but a quick, simple check can make all the difference between catching testicular cancer early enough to save a life! Just like women and breast cancer, this is no different and as a female ambassador it’s just as important that us ladies encourage our boyfriends, husbands and even sons to keep on top of their health. I’m honoured to be appointed the first female Ambassador for Balls To Cancer and hopefully helping to encourage others to make that first and important step to looking after their loved ones.’

Jaki we look forward to seeing you very soon

A day at the races

We are holding a charity race night at Wolverhampton Race course. 17-11-12

We have 250 £5 (usually £10) entrance tickets if you would like any please contact me ASAP mark@ballstocancer.com

All winnings you keep (but I really dont mind if you want to drop a pound or two in one of our collection buckets)

There is Race sponsorship¬†opportunities for you at ¬£350 per race. The benefits of advertising and sponsorship are …

  • Every fixture is available to view in 12 million homes in the UK
  • Each race is broadcast into every one of the 8,500 UK betting shops.
  • Naming rights to the race, company or personal, published in most daily newspapers, racing press and most evening papers, reaching a potential 30 million readers.
  • The opportunity for you or your guests to judge and present the Best Turned Out Horse prize.
  • Trophy presentation by you or your guests to the winning connections.
  • Racecard advertisements.
  • Trackside and paddock advertising positions.
  • Product placement and trade stand opportunities.
  • Data capture opportunities through competitions/prize draw

Contact us with your booking/ticket requirements

BTC Allstars team for Sunday is named

The following list is a list of all the players and substitutes. The numbers at this point have no bearing on the players actual shirt number on the day

1) Jon Hancock

2) Jon Hague

3) Ivan Burkett

4) Scott Hallard

5) Jason Rutter

6) Jody Craddock

7) Mark Williams

8) John Gedney

9) Luke Durnall

10) Richard Dockery

11) Liam Tew

12) Richard Simcock

13) Andy Latham

14) Adrian Smith

15) Savraj Bains

Balls to Cancer All stars V Wolverhampton Wanderers All Stars

It is finally here! We have arranged a match against the Wolverhampton Wanderers All Star team for Sunday the 30-9-12 at Aldersley Stadium in Wolverhampton 12pm Kick off (gates open at 11.30) Cost of entry is £2 Adults £1 Children.

So we are looking for 15 players 30+ to join our team (you will need to pay £100 to play in the team)

Food and drinks will be available in the Bar.

The Wolves All Star team will include some or all of the former players below

Andy Thompson
Robbie Dennison
Don Goodman
Paul Jones
Darren Simkin
Dale Rudge
Mel Eves
Adam Proudlock
Tony Dinning
David Kelly

 

News!

Good Afternoon #teamnuts ! I hope you have all had a pleasant day.

Firstly I would like to tell you about my day, There has been some very interesting developments…

I spoke with a supporter of ours and a massive inspiration to me Mr Stuart Howarth we have been talking about an exciting new venture which we cannot talk about yet but hopefully will be able to fill you in soon.

I don’t know if you know but I have been¬†negotiating¬†a charity football match against the Wolves All Stars (Andy Thompson,Robbie Dennison,Don Goodman,Paul Jones,Darren Simkin,Dale Rudge,Mel Eves,Adam Proudlock,Tony Dinning,David Kelly are some of the names available) I thought it was dead in the water until today and a venue has come on board so we maybe back on for the 30-9-12 but I will let you know. Places in the team (30+) will be available at ¬£100 per player.

Also I hope many of you gents will be joining me and Gaz Coombes (Supergrass) growing your pork chops for Sideburn September! The idea is you shave on the 31-8-12 and then let them babies grow the bigger the better! You also need to get your friends and family to sponsor you to do it! Go on have a laugh and lets all do a Bradley Wiggins for a month.

September also brings our parachute jump on the 9th (which if you have ¬£300 you can join) we currently have 26 people jumping and have space for 4 more!! So do you have what it takes? ¬†let me know ASAP if you fancy it! The jump is to take place in Cirencester. It will be a great day so come and join us or us come to watch if you’re in the area. I think Mr Nuts might even make an¬†appearance.

The last and I feel very important event in September is the Football United Against Cancer walk, a walk around the top 5 West Midland clubs Starting at Birmingham City to Aston Villa to West Brom to Walsall and finally to Wolverhampton Wanderers. We will be shaking tins and buckets along the way and popping in to the pubs and shops en route. What we are looking for is fans from all of the clubs to join us in their football shirts to show the world that fans can and will happily work together in aid of  male cancer awareness. If you wish to join us there is an application form on the website that you need to fill out and send back to me. Please let me know ASAP as I need to know numbers.

I need to let you know also that we have for October a golf day arranged in Wolverhampton £40 per person which includes  the golf and an evening meal (application form available to download on the website) the family fun-day in Dudley on the 7th where my daughter Isabelle will be having her hair cut off and donating it to children that suffer hair loss due to cancer. There will be entertainment and games (and a bar for the grown ups) and a fabulous race night at Wolverhampton race course a great evening I have 250 half price entry tickets but you need to ask me for them. In December we have the Christmas ball where we will have food and a great line up of young and upcoming acts and hopefully a star attraction. Tickets are £18 so get in early (all details on the events list)

Finally I want to thank you for your continued support, without you I am just a rambling mad man talking to myself and achieving nothing. You are the heat beat of the charity and I will never forget that.

Mark

Our toughest test yet.

A local Stourbridge Man, Wayne Peter Martin and his friend have taken on the massive challenge of cycling 200 miles from Birmingham to Dover now that in itself is an extreme task.

But no!!!! they aren’t leaving it there noo!!! When they get to Dover they are then rowing across the Channel to France!

Please get behind them and support them is any small way you can.

We are also looking for a kind sponsor to help them on their way.

Please show your support for Wayne on Twitter his name is @Jetskiman1234