Raising awareness of Men’s Cancers is at the heart of everything we do and we aim to make a marked difference to men’s health across the region.
The Chestnut Appeal was founded in 1999 at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth and has since gone on to be at the forefront of prostate cancer care right across the region.
We support the very latest in treatments and technology that wouldn’t be available without community fundraising and we rely on donations from the public.
Over the years we’ve realised that Men’s Health suffers from an imbalance and at the core of our work is highlighting this most common cancer in men, as well as Prostate Cancer, we also raise awareness of Testicular Cancer and Penile Cancer, two other quite treatable cancers that sadly if left can be devastating.
The Chestnut Appeals most recent campaign has been to bring a new way of scanning to the area, to make diagnosis of prostate cancer quicker and easier.
The Ultrasound-MRI Fusion Scanner will really make a difference and we have been able to purchase the first Scanner now in place at Derriford Hospital.
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We believe it is vital to get more men talking about their health and taking action when they feel like something could be wrong.
We also run a local support group: The Plymouth Prostate Cancer Support Group meet on the last Thursday of each month between 6.30pm – 7.30pm at the Green Taverners Marquee at Plymouth Argyle Football Club where there is ample and Free Parking.
The success of the Chestnut Appeal is a testament to what can be achieved if we work together as a community. Over the coming years we aim to improve these vital services and do much more in the area, helping reach more of the community.
If you would like to take part in one of the charities fundraising swims then please visit www.chestnutappeal.org.uk
The annual 4km Plymouth Breakwater Swim will take place on Sunday 5th August. A week later on Saturday 11th its the 2.6km St Michaels Mount swim and in September; 1.75km Looe Island swim will take place on 9th and finally the 1.6km swim around Burgh Island on 23rd.
“We would also like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to all the wonderful Sponsors that supported the Ghost Hunters event for the UK Calendar Girls and a huge thank you to everyone that participated in the event, your help and support was much appreciated and we look forward to seeing the video from the night. Good luck to all the finalist in the 2018 competition.”