Berkshire 4x4 & Motor Show in aid of Charities

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Berkshire 4x4 & Motor Show in aid of Charities

Time: August 18, 2012 at 10am to August 19, 2012 at 5pm
Location: Grazeley, Reading, Berkshire. RG7 1JQ. (Just past Diddenham Manor Farm)
Street: Meroak Lane
City/Town: Reading Berkshire
Website or Map: http://www.berkshire4x4show.c…
Phone: 07990667503
Event Type: fundraiser
Organized By: steph awbery
Latest Activity: Mar 3, 2012

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Event Description

This even helps charities each year, 2012 being The DaVinci robot, eg Robbie the robot which use keyhole incisions for prostate, bowel and kidney operations, with faster recovery rate and quicker return to normal life. We are also aiming to spread the word about prostate cancer in men and how they can be checked out. This type of cancer in males is the no.1 to be diagnosed, we hear about womens cancer, now we are helping men. This event raises awarness and also helps raise funds, whils having a fun day out, we have arena displays, stalls, bar, food, different types of vehicles on display, Try your hand at Blind fold driving(small fee), Monster Truck rides, Funfair, etc

Adults £10, Oap£5, with carer £5, children under 14yrs free.

If anyone wishes to show their vechile or club or trade stand please call the number below.

‘Robbie’, the da Vinci robot, has transformed prostate cancer operations at the Royal Berkshire Hospital.

The robot provides the latest in state of the art robotic assisted surgery: this allows surgeons to perform radical prostate operations using all the clinical and technical capabilities of traditional open surgery, whilst enabling them to operate through the tiny incisions which characterise ‘keyhole’ surgery.

t’s Robbie the Robot, the state-of-the-art radical and revolutionary ‘bot at Royal Berkshire Hospital who has helped treat patients with cancer and other problems.


For patients robot surgery brings a number of benefits which contribute to a quicker return to normal life. These include:

  • significantly less pain
  • less risk of wound infection
  • reduced scarring
  • faster recovery times
  • less blood loss and lower requirements for transfusion.

The da Vinci robot uses four interactive robotic arms to carry out the surgery. At all times the surgeon is in complete control: his or her hand movements are scaled, filtered and seamlessly translated into precise real-time movements. The 3D view and magnification allow intricate dissection and complex reconstruction that would be difficult with conventional keyhole surgery. “The robot offers a less painful procedure with a quicker recovery time and fewer side effects and has so far proven to be equally effective as open surgery for dealing with cancer, as well as being less likely to cause impotence or incontinence. It is extremely rewarding to be able to offer the best possible treatment at the lowest possible risk with the quickest recovery to all of my patients throughout the country as ‘Robbie’ is available to all patients in England”.Surgeon Adam Jones, enthused: “The da Vinci robot has allowed us to offer the benefits of keyhole surgery to a much larger group of patients. In conjunction with our brachytherapy (radiotherapy) programme, it gives our patients the widest choice in state of the art prostate cancer treatments.”

Speed of recovery

Talking about the benefits to patients Peter Boltwood said: “I have been amazed at the speed of my recovery: within an hour I was sharing my experience with BBC South Today, two days later I was back at home. Life is now back to normal. I am working and playing golf and the scars have all but disappeared. I would have no hesitation in recommending this surgery to other men faced with the same decision.”

Robbie is a fantastic asset to the people in Reading, Wokingham, Bracknell and further  areas. He’s mostly worked on patients with prostate cancer so far but he’s also trying other types of surgery now including gynecological work.”


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