Following a fantastic broadcast (listen here!), and thanks to the fantastic support we’ve had, from the freemasons groups, rotary clubs and running clubs who spread the word, the celebrities who tweeted their support, and everyone who so generously donated, we raised an incredible £52,000 for the appeal within a month. We’ve had so many messages from men who’ve been diagnosed with prostate cancer, and from their families, who are desperate to see new treatments.
The appeal was covered in three press articles, including the Mail on Sunday which referred to PCRC’s scientist Christine Galustian’s work as a potential game changer for prostate cancer treatment. 11 celebrities tweeted in support of the appeal; TV presenter’s Philip Schofield, Susanna Reid, Jimmy Doherty, Claudia Winkleman & Jon Snow. Comedian David Schneider, Actor’s Stephen Fry and Simon Pegg, Choreographer Sir Matthew Bourne, Fashion Designer David Emanuel and Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Building on this early success, we will run the appeal until the summer of 2019. A third of our target has been raised already: another £100,000 would allow Christine to complete her project, which will identify the most promising therapies to test in humans.