An announcement from Alf Turner:  “I am stepping down as Chair of the Prostate Project. The Man Van is in the UK, and is currently being fitted-out as the bespoke, mobile PSA testing clinic that we have been campaigning for. This news is thanks to a remarkable fundraising effort that would not have been achievable without help from all our supporters and friends.


The Prostate Project will be celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, this milestone, together with the delivery of the mobile PSA testing Clinic seems to be the perfect time to hand over the reins, and if you will forgive the pun, introduce some fresh blood to the role!


It is my immense pleasure to introduce you to my replacement as Chair, I cannot imagine a better qualified or more appropriate person to take over than Martin Davies, I know that you will all make him feel as welcome as you did me.


I think you will agree, I am leaving the Chair in very safe hands. And I will be sticking around for a while to ensure a seamless handover to Martin, and of course I will never be far away from a charity that I have a huge affection for. It has been a genuine pleasure to serve as Chair.”


A message from Martin Davies:

“Taking over from Alf is no mean task. I am aware of what large shoes I have been asked to fill, but thankfully Alf will be on hand to offer advice and counsel for the next few months. I joined the charity as a volunteer in early 2023, became a trustee in the autumn, and now find myself chairman.


My own background is in International Financial Markets, from which I retired in 2014. I am married to a retired Professor of Adult Health and have one son who is overseas with his family. I have lived in Guildford since 1997, and the south-east since 1972, having moved from Cheshire. In addition to my new role as Chairman of the Prostate Project, I am also Charities Governor at the Royal Surrey County Hospital, and hopefully I will be able use my experience to help drive our charity onto even greater heights.


Having experienced my own personal prostate cancer experience in 2021, I also have insight into the remarkable strides being taken in the research, diagnosis, and treatment of this dreadful disease, much of which has been pioneered at The Stokes Centre for Urology and the University of Surrey.


We have much yet to achieve, but I look forward to the challenge of building upon the great work undertaken to date by Alf, and so many other trustees and volunteers over the years since the inception of The Prostate Project in 1998″

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