New Trustees

The Chestnut Appeal for Men’s Health is looking to recruit two new Trustees to our board. You’ll bring a blend of experience and expertise to help ensure the charity continues to have maximum impact as well as overseeing the fantastic work being undertaken by our dedicated staff, volunteers and supporters, which is to save and…

Rob Shaw joins the team

The Chestnut Appeal are delighted to be able welcome Tri-athlete and 2 times testicular cancer survivor, Rob Shaw to the team. Rob joins Wesley McGuinness, another elite athlete, as an Ambassador of the charity, helping to raise awareness as well as give hope and inspiration in dark times. Here’s Rob’s story, “When I was 22…

Parking news.

The Burgh Island Swim is on Sunday 28th July 2024, with a swim time for this event at 2pm and we’re all but sold out, which is incredible, thank you all so very much. Our gratitude also extends to Marchand Petit and to The Burgh Island Hotel for supporting the 2024 Burgh Island swim, this…

What YOUR support does…..

We’re funding a Chestnut Continence Nurse!  Why?  Well, we know that many men suffer in silence, they don’t realise that simple pelvic floor exercises can help, or that medication is available to relieve symptoms. Urinary incontinence, or the loss of the ability to control urination, is common in men who have had surgery or radiation for…

Plymouth Breakwater Swim – Thank you.

This Sunday is the #Plymouth Breakwater Swim. The first swim of the season. Swimmers register at Mount Batten from 7.00am, and board the boat shortly after, out to the Iconic Plymouth Breakwater. With a swim time of around 9am, they will then swim along the coastline at Jennycliff, a distance of around 3.2km back into…

Capable Hands from the Camel Valley.

Thanks so much to Phil Kearney, a local artist from the Camel Valley, who has donated a sculpture, called, ‘Capable Hands’ to the unit. It sits pride of place on the main reception desk, and he’s offering unique reproductions for £150 each, with profits donated to the charity. For more information you can visit his…

The Chestnut Appeal Wives and Partners Support Group (WAP)

The first ever Chestnut Appeal Wives and Partners Support Group (WAP) starts, Monday 3rd September 2024. 6pm – 7.30pm. Would you like to get involved? Would you like to join us? The group is aimed at providing support and information to the wives, partners and loved ones of prostate, testicular or penile cancer patients. Guest…

The Magic Gala Ball 2024

Please don’t leave it too long to reserve your tickets, so that you can join us for an amazing evening of Magic, Giants and Friends. The Chestnut Appeal is 25 years old, I know we don’t look old enough, and where has the time gone!! It’s incredible really, and we really want to end our…

Penile Cancer – get the facts!

Penile Cancer is thankfully still quite rare in the UK, BUT is on the rise globally, and needs to be diagnosed early. If left this cancer is devastating.  Ways to lower your chances of getting Penile Cancer. Get the HPV vaccine, it helps protect against human papillomavirus (HPV).  The types of HPV that can cause…

Men’s Health Week

Raising Awareness during Men’s Health Week at the Royal Mail main sorting office in Plymouth. If you would like us to come to your place of work please get in touch by emailing chestnut.events@nhs.net or calling 01752 430 840