Tuktuk Day 104

I hope you enjoyed the thoughts of Matt Mitchell at First Class Supoort yesterday. As you read, he is very positive about the benefits for his company of sponsorship. By total chance I know another sponsor at Argyle through Mike “My Plymouth” Turner so it would be rude not to say “hi” to Trevor at Portcullis Legals and hope I can catch up with him for his thoughts in the next few hours. I was recently with him at Home Park and I see that that the ground and club have moved on a long way since the dark days of 2010. This blog was a more polite version of what I had previously written.


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We are also passionate about supporting our community and we like to give back with our time and our skills through our active Corporate Social Responsibility commitment. We support a number of local charities through a variety of means.

Send Trevor a message if you need any legal advice.

Chestnut Appeal

My final port of call in Plymouth (naval metaphor?) is another close friend of Mike Turner’s, Lesley-Ann Simpson at Chestnut Appeal. She is a tireless worker for the Prostate Cancer cause and it would be rude again (!) not to give her a huge shout out in appreciation. THANKS!

Lesley-Ann Simpson, Chief Executive, says, “I have been incredibly lucky to have been at the helm of this amazing charity for over two decades. My work is all about ensuring men and their family get the support they need in the community, and raising awareness is at the heart of everything we do. For the most common cancer in men, it is incredible that no screening programme is available to them, I won’t stop until we have equality for men with regards to their health.”

How can I not support that?

The Chestnut Appeal was founded in 1999 at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, however we work right across Devon & Cornwall.

We believe that every person suffering & affected by Prostate Cancer, Testicular Cancer and Penile Cancer should get the help and support they need, and we will continue to raise funds to pay for the very latest equipment to make treatment of cancers easier, we continue to help fund the work of specialist nurses, we endeavour to develop and help patient led support groups and offer free holiday breaks for those recently diagnosed with cancer.  

We believe it is vital to get more men talking about their health and taking action when they feel like something could be wrong, and a lot of our time is spent out in the community giving free talks and seminars about these three cancers. 

Normally at the end of my blog there is an appeal to donate direct to Prostate Cancer. Obviously you are always free to do that but today I would make a special appeal to all of you and in particular any in the South West to donate direct to The Chestnut Appeal. Thanks, if you can and thanks again if you could check their website for FACTS re Prostate Cancer.


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