A big thank you to our Sponsors of the Prostate Cancer Awareness Event                                                        

Donate on lineThere is no national screening programme for prostate cancer and we are advised that the test is not normally available on the NHS unless symptoms are displayed. That is why the Lions Club of Reading has hosted two prostate cancer awareness evenings, the first in 2013 and another on the 11th February 2014.Our aim is to make the local community aware of the disease and to offer free prostate screening tests on the night.

What a great team effort!

A very big thank you to all those companies, organisations and individuals that sponsored our recent prostate cancer awareness event. Without your help and support this community service project would not have been possible. We managed to reach more than 900 men in the Reading area all of whom received their free PSA test.

Our sponsors for 2014 were: 

Prostate event Circle Circle Hospital / Reading Prudential PLC / Axa Wealth / Quality Stationers & Printers / Reading Punjabi Society / Reading Urology Partnership / The Sackler Trust /Tony Lees and Sons Plumbers, Tilehurst / Ultima Business Solutions and Wilkins Kennedy LLP.

Our thanks also go to the phlebotomist teams from the Royal Berkshire Hospital and Circle Hospital; the General Manager, Lead Nurse and team at Circle for facilitating the event with such professionalism and allowing us to use their excellent facilities. We would also like to offer thanks to retired Consultant Urologist Mr David Baxter-Smith without whose help this event would not be possible and to Dr Stephen Allen for his continued support.

We are also grateful for all the moral support and encouragement given to us by the Mayor of Reading Councillor Marian Livingston, Sir John Madejski and our local MP Rob Wilson and last but not least a very big thank you to those members of the public in attendance that gave donations on the night. With your support we can continue with this great community service project.

Can You Help?

The cost of holding an evening of this type is approximately 8,000, largely due to the cost of the laboratory analysis (based on 400 tests @ 20.00 per person). 
We are hoping to make this an annual event. If you would like to make a donation toward the cost of the next event then please click the 'mydonate' button.

Or send a cheque direct / pay direct into our Charity Account as follows: Click here for the Gift Aid form.....


Please make your cheques payable to:

The Lions Club of Reading and endorse the back of the cheque 'Prostate event'.

c/o 20 Woods Road, Caversham, Reading, RG4 6NA

Make a payment by electronic transfer to:
Barclays Bank / Account no: 80795070 / Sort code: 20-71-03 / Name: Reading Lions Charity Trust Fund. Please use reference as 'Prostate'


Lions Club of Reading Registered Charity no: 1126848