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Radnor Golf Club – Captain’s Charity

In June 2017 our chairman, Tony Hill, was invited to Radnor Golf Club in Redruth, to collect a magnificent donation of £8388.00 from the outgoing club captain, Tim Pearn, who had chosen the Sunrise Appeal as his Captain’s charity for his year in office. Members and visitors were asked to contribute to the charity in various ways throughout the year, including a Charity Auction on Captain’s Day, a £1 “fine” for golf balls which strayed in to the water on the 9th & 18th holes, swearing in the clubhouse and doing “illegal” things on the golf course!
Tony (right) can be seen collecting the cheque from Tim Pearn (centre) and Jon Barber the owner of Radnor Golf & Leisure Centre.



Robinson Reed Layton, the Cornish firm of Chartered Accountants and Chartered Tax Advisers, have helped to raise £2020.00 for local charity The Sunrise Appeal through a golf day at Killiow Golf Club.

Simon Reed, partner at Robinson Reed Layton and a keen golfer said ”It’s fantastic to be able to make this donation to a wonderful charity which provides such excellent support in treating cancer at The Royal Cornwall Hospital Treliske.
I would like to thank everyone who helped to make the event a success, including all who generously donated towards the two chosen charities (the other charity was Meningitis Now) as well as the golf club who did an excellent job providing their facilities.”



We were delighted to receive a letter from the American Head Office of Impact Fluid Solutions, who have a U.K. office in Threemilestone, Truro, advising us that The Sunrise Appeal had been chosen as one of their charities for the 2016 Annual Giving Programme. Many of their employees had expressed a wish to support the Royal Cornwall Hospital Clinical Oncology and Cancer Appeal and as a result we received a donation of $6,666.00, which when converted to sterling gave The Sunrise Appeal the much appreciated sum of £5,327.69.We wish to express our thanks to all the staff who nominated The Sunrise Appeal.


Patients become first in UK to join two breast cancer studies

A RESEARCH team based at Royal Cornwall Hospital has recruited the first patients in the UK to take part in two international breast cancer studies.

Staff at the Sunrise Centre at the hospital site at Treliske, Truro, have enrolled the patients in the Unirad international study sponsored by the French non-profit organisation Unicancer. The study will trial the drug Everolimus in women with hormone receptor positive primary breast cancer being treated with hormone therapy.

The Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust (RCHT) oncology research team has also enrolled the first UK patient into the Aurora study, which aims to improve the understanding of breast cancer which has reappeared or spread to another part of the body, to improve treatment.

Both studies are funded by the National Institute of Health Research, the research arm of the NHS.

RCHT is the only site in the South West Clinical Research Network area conducting the Aurora study, which will collect clinical data and test biological samples from breast cancer patients across a number of sites in Europe.

Duncan Wheatley, principal investigator at RCHT for the Unirad study, said: “We are committed to improving the outcome of patients volunteering to be entered into clinical studies, we are making enormous progress.

“Patients who have cancer in this area are receiving the very best, most up-to-date treatment it is possible to have in the Royal Cornwall Hospital. The fact that we regularly enter the first patients into a study shows that the whole system is very well set up here.

“We thank all the patients who volunteer to enter clinical studies.”


Mary Jones

We would like to express to the Sunrise appeal our utmost thanks for its help with funding our new laboratory instrument in pathology. We are now able to offer BRAF mutation analysis at RCHT in Cornwall for patients with spread of malignant melanoma (skin cancer). Our first patient has now been tested and the oncologist received the report within 2 hours of the pathologist requesting testing. This now allows Cornish patients to start the correct cancer treatment for this type of skin cancer within days of having their samples taken. The previous method of testing at a distant hospital would have incurred a minimum wait of 10 days for this result. With the help of the Sunrise appeal we are now offering a superior service to local patients. We are the first site in the UK to offer this rapid service.