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18th Jan, 2022

An ultra effort to help Redditch's Rory the Robot appeal

A FORMER member of the Royal Green Jackets will be running The Joust 24-hour ultra marathon this weekend to raise money for the Rory the Robot Appeal.

It will be the second time prostate cancer survivor Andrew Graham has tackled the event and this time round he aims to keep going for the full 24 hours, comfort breaks allowing.

Rory the Robot is a prostate and bladder cancer robotic surgical system which offers smaller incisions, faster recovery time, reduced blood loss and discharge within 24 hours for patients.

It will be based at the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch.

Andrew said: “As a survivor who was given a three month prognosis in 2002, I know for myself just how much impact this terrible disease can have on people.

“Rory the Robot will be performing approximately 125 to 150 radical prostate cancer surgeries a year, and will reduce pain, minimise patient blood loss, and facilitate a quicker recovery with reduced complications.”

The Joust is happening this coming weekend, September 2-3 at Holt Castle, near Ombersley in Worcestershire.

The Rory the Robot Appeal has currently raised over £350,000 of the £1.6 million required.

To donate to Andrew’s fundraising please visit and add the reference Joust24 alongside your donation.

For more information on the Rory the Robot Appeal, please visit


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