prostate-awareness-no-3Over 70 local men aged above 45 took advantage of Caterham Rotary’s recent Prostate Awareness evening at the Surrey National Golf Club.

The evening included the opportunity for them to give a blood sample to have their PSA level checked by a laboratory. Results will be sent to them direct and those who have a PSA level above the norm for their age will be advised to contact their GP.

During the evening the men, in some cases with their partners, were able to listen to two specialist speakers who had been lined up. Mr Raju a Consultant Urologist kindly invited by North Downs Hospital. Barry Cogdell a Croydon Rotarian who is also the local representative for Prostate Cancer UK who was presented with a cheque for £400, which was part of funds raised at a recent Rotary Charity Golf day.


Both talks were very well received with Mr Raju concentrating his talk on the technical aspects of Prostate Disease including cancer and the remedial treatments available. Barry Cogdell spoke about his own experience having had Prostate Cancer diagnosed at the first event that Caterham Rotary organised 8 years ago. There were many questions posed to both men during and after the meeting, which demonstrated the high level of interest from the audience.

Caterham Rotarian Geoff Loveday who organised the event commented: “We were delighted to have been able to arrange this event and are more than grateful for the help we had from North Downs Hospital Caterham and the charities The Graham Fulford Trust and Prostate Cancer UK.”

“We hope that our involvement in this important area of men’s health will have encouraged others who could not attend the event to seek advice from their GP should they have any concerns.”

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North Downs Hospital

Prostate Cancer UK:

The Graham Fulford Trust:

  1. Photo features Joanna Morris (North Downs Hospital, Mr Raju (Consultant Urologist) Gemma Sinclair (North Downs Hospital) Geoff Loveday. (Caterham Rotary Club)
  2. Photo features Pat Cannon Chairman Tandridge District Council, Barry Cogdell Prostate UK and Geoff Loveday Caterham Rotary Club.