Sporting Dinner 2017 at King's School

The first main fundraiser of the new Rotary year!

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Sporting Dinner 2017 - King's School Marquee

What?  - Gloucester Severn Rotary's Sporting Dinner

When? - 6 July 2017

This event will help us to help others with the Vacuum Assisted Biopsy machine being available to Gloucestershire.

More details about this equipment from Richard Smith (head of Fundraising at Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospital Charitiy:

'Vacuum-assisted core biopsy is an alternative to surgical excision biopsy; a safe and minimally invasive procedure in which a sample of breast tissue is removed for examination. Through a small incision in the skin, a special biopsy needle is inserted into the breast and, using a vacuum-powered instrument, several tissue samples are taken. The vacuum draws tissue into the centre of the needle and a rotating cutting device takes the samples. The samples are retrieved from the centre of the biopsy needle following the procedure and sent to a laboratory to be examined by a pathologist (a specialist doctor trained in diagnosing biopsies).

In order to equip our Breast Cancer team with vacuum assisted biopsy equipment, we need to raise £15,000 and will be grateful for any support given to help make this possible. With your support, local patients will benefit from a new technique which identifies cancer at the earliest opportunity allowing our team to respond rapidly with treatment, and which will prevent patients from undergoing unnecessary open surgery.'

A great evening with perfect weather, food, company and very entertaining speakers.  Well done to Jeff and his committee.