Friday, August 14, 2009

10 doctors have completed RFA training

Through the funding of The Cancer Thermal Ablation Fund and the training programme that was set up, 10 doctors have now completed the course in the techniques of radiofrequency ablation at UCH under the guidance of Professor Bill Lees and Dr Alice Gillams. Each of these doctors work in different parts of the country. The next two doctors have now been appointed for training, one starting in September and one in December.

Gradually this vital procedure is becoming more available and our work continues.

Bruce Milroy and Friends raise £16,000

In a gruelling nine day challenge cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats Bruce Milroy and two friends Gwyn Williams and Vincent Kennedy set out on July 8th and covered 115 miles a day, a superb effort from these first time cyclists. Milroy said," In the end it wasn't about the miles for me, but it was about my friend Paul who recently passed away and the RFA. I am exhausted but happy. I wasn't sure I could do this but it is a lesson in just how remarkable the human body is."

You can see the team’s live interview with the Dumfries and Gallow Standard by visiting

They had hoped to raise £10,000 but they have even beaten that target. To date they have raised £16,000. If you would like to contribute to this sponsorship please visit