£10k grant supports the vital work of men’s health charity

A local charity – It’s on the Ball – which raises awareness of testicular cancer and supports patients with the condition has received National Lottery funding of £10,000.

The funding will enable the charity to continue its work in raising awareness of testicular cancer in schools and Colleges throughout East Anglia, and providing emotional and practical support to patients affected by the disease and their families through a ‘buddy’ system.

The charity also provides ‘support packs’ for testicular cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment at the NNUH. The packs are distributed by Oncology staff at the NNUH on behalf of the charity.

Dr Susanna Alexander, Consultant Medical Oncologist at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, says: “Testicular cancer predominates in the 18 – 30 age group and it’s vital that we encourage all young men to get into the routine of regular checking throughout their life.

“Our younger cohort of patients also benefit from the support they receive as they’re at a busy stage of life coping with education, careers and young families on top of their medical diagnosis.”

Vince Wolverson, Chairman of charity ‘It’s on the Ball’, says: “The grant is fantastic news as it enables us to carry our important work of raising awareness of testicular cancer and providing the ‘buddy’ system for newly diagnosed patients and their families.”

For more information, visit: https://itsontheball.org/

Tuesday 16th of February 2021 11:54:22 AM