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22/02/2019 - Prostate Cancer Screening
Prostate Cancer has become the number one cancer in men with 1 in 8 men being diagnosed with the disease. Through funding from the Staffordshire Provincial Charity and the Staffordshire & Shropshire Mark Masons we have createdan innovative health campaign in kind association with a small team of passionate specialists in Urology based at Queens Hospital, Burton.
Each individual screening involves the taking of a small blood sample as well as a digital rectal examination carried out by a lady Consultant Urological Surgeon. Each test will take 5-6 minutes. All applicants must be able to access a couch unaided.
Each venue will be manned by volunteers where refreshments will be available in the waiting areas. Wives and partners are welcome to wait in these areas where an information stand on Prostate Cancer will be also be available.
Applicants should arrive 10 minutes prior to their booked and confirmed examination time.
Through our recent association and support of Blood Bikes all blood samples will be collected by the organisation and transported safely to the laboratory for testing.
Dates of Availability
Friday 22nd Feb and Saturday 23rd Feb 2019 Wolverhampton Masonic Centre, 211 Tettenhall Road, Wolverhampton WV6 0DD.
Friday 26th April and Saturday 27th April 2019 Hanley Masonic Centre, Snow Hill, Shelton, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 4NA
Friday 10th May and Saturday 11th May 2019 The Masonic Hall, The Green, Aldridge, Walsall, WS9 8NH
Further dates may be arranged later in the year as demand requires. Please log onto the web site of our partners in this initiative at - www.fightingprostatecancer.co.uk
Times of availability will be from 8.00am until 5.00pm each day as shown above All bookings will be taken on a first come first serve basis and must be made with Provincial Office. c/o Marianne Salt, Charity Manager, When making a booking, please have ready, your email address, telephone number&NHS Number for confirmation of your booking and time slot.
The Twelfth Annual Staffordshire Provincial Charity Clay Shoot, will be held on Sunday,18 August, 2019, at the Doveridge Sporting Clay Ground, from 1000hrs to 1430hrs. The shoot will consist of 50 Sporting Targets (Ten targets from five stands). Re-entry is permitted.
There will be an inscribed Trophy for High Gentleman, Lady and Under 18 Guns and The St. Giles Trophy for High Mason Gun which is retained by winner until next shoot.
The cost of entry is £25 plus cartridges at circa £5 per box of 25 12g (50 required) and circa £6.50 for 20g.
Come along and have some fun. Experienced shooters will be at every stand, for safety and to assist beginners. Ear defenders and safety glasses are recommended and will be available on loan if you do not have your own. Bring your Non-Masonic friends. Every entry helps your Province and the 2024 Festival. Loan Guns will be available. We especially welcome young shots!
There is catering on site, so come along early and have a breakfast before the shoot.