We must keep going!

According to the extensive scientific evidence, men on average are living sicker, & dying younger at a higher rate compared to women. The causes of men’s infirmities are complex and multifaceted, contributing to increased morbidity and mortality rates & decreased life expectancy. One explanation for the gender paradox links it to greater stoicism among men…

Have you had your Prostate Checked?

Fully funded by The Chestnut Appeal in memory of one of our founders, a friend and colleague, Dr. Salvo Natale, during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. We have just a few places left for the PSA Testing Event at Plymouth Argyle/Life Centre, so be quick to book. If you have prostate cancer in your family, or…

We need to talk!

Yes we do. Prostate Cancer – 1 in 8 men, or 1 in 4 if you’re in a high risk group Testicular Cancer – 1 in 250 men, check yourself regularly for any changes. Penile Cancer – 500 men each year will get it, but often it’s left so late it’s devastating, if found early…

Jayne and Marks birthday fundraiser.

Thank you so much to our new trustee Jayne Dyer who donated £435 to the charity today, following her 60th birthday and her friend, Marks 50th birthday. So generous and kind of you both. Thank you. 

The Terrace Cafe’

Lovely to see Sean Lynch today. He dropped off a Collecting Tin full of coins, that were donated from Sean and The Terrace Café Customers. Thank you Sean, lovely job!

A message on World Cancer Day

A message on World Cancer Day According to The Lancet Oncology in 2019, 57 per cent of men were not offered any help at all with sexual dysfunction, following their treatment for Prostate Cancer. This can cause a huge strain, and if left untreated, it can strain relationships, contribute to relationship breakdowns, and affect mental…

The Box in Plymouth

Thank you to The Box in Plymouth, who hosted our Support Group and gave them a tour of the latest exhibitions. Included in the tour was the new multi-screen film commission by artist and film maker Sir John Akomfrah.  The film is presented across five screens in the shape of a cross and features storms, restless…

New Website Coming Soon ……

We’ll have a new website soon, this one is almost a decade old so we need an upgrade to recognise our 25th year. If you are struggling to navigate our, relatively clunky site, please bare with us, change is coming.  In the mean time you can always check us out on Facebook >> https://www.facebook.com/groups/chestnutappeal Thank…

In memory of Barry Chapman

Thank you so much to The Lounge Golf Club in Stoke, Plymouth, who presented The Chestnut Appeal with £1000.00 raised following the sad passing of Barry Chapman. To be able to donate £1000 in these times of struggle and heart break is such an entirely altruistic act, and your kindness is very much appreciated. This…

We all need a pair of Capable Hands

Thanks so much to Phil Kearney, a local artist from the Camel Valley, who has donated a sculpture, called, ‘Capable Hands’ to the unit this afternoon. We have found an excellent home for them, as they take pride of place on the main reception desk. He is offering unique reproductions for £150 each, with profits…