Welcome to the Cotswolds Prostate Cancer Support Group, a volunteer-led registered charity.
We hope that you will find information on these pages to help you, but please remember that if what you need isn't here, contact us and we will make every effort to help.
The group was started in 2007, by men who had been diagnosed with prostate cancer, with the support of the Urology Department of Gloucester and Cheltenham hospitals, to help men come to terms with the challenge of the diagnosis, and be better able to handle the difficult periods when it is often traumatic to talk to people, even those very close to you.
We welcome wives, partners, carers and other family members, who experience just as much the loneliness and uncertainty associated with the disease. We're aware that to be able to share experiences with others "in the same boat" can be very comforting.
Our catchment area is broadly the whole of Gloucestershire but you are welcome wherever you are from.
To support men, their families and partners who are in any way affected by prostate cancer.
To provide a forum for meeting other people affected by prostate cancer, where individual experiences can be exchanged and support found.
To help raise the awareness of prostate cancer, specifically around the Gloucestershire area.
To provide support and assistance to anyone bereaved through prostate cancer.
Membership is open to anyone affected by prostate cancer or anyone who supports our aims and objectives..
If you'd like to join the group, details may be found on our membership page.
John Copsey was elected as our charity's chairman, at the March committee meeting.
Congratulations to John, and to his wife, Valerie, who has become a trustee.
Welcome also to another new trustee, Peter Kinsman.
At our free, public, Prostate Cancer PSA blood testing event held on Wednesday, 31st May 2017 at Marling School, Stroud, we were heartened to be able to test 434 men on the night.
Our thanks go to retired consultant urologist David Baxter-Smith, the sterling team of phlebotomists, Marling School, and all the hardworking volunteers from both the Cheltenham Lions and our own CPCSG group who made the event possible.
Our speaker, Morven Masterton from our national partner charity organisation, Prostate Cancer UK, gave an excellent presentaton and is looking forward to working with us on some specifiic projects in the future.