UROLOGY staff from Worcestershire put on their dance shoes to raise £4,030 towards a campaign to buy a state-of-the-art surgical robot for cancer patients in the county.

The fundraising summer ball at Chateau Impney near Droitwich on Friday, August 22 included a three-course meals, charity auction, casino and live music and raised cash for the Rory the Robot campaign, which has now raided £25,000.

The appeal is aiming to raise £1.6 million towards a surgical robot which will allow patients undergoing surgery for prostate cancer to be treated with more precision as well as quicker recovery times.

Consultant urologist at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust Paul Rajjayabun said: “Our summer ball was a great way to promote the Rory the Robot appeal for Worcestershire's first surgical robot.

"I am delighted by the huge amount we raised but we still have a way to go.”

At any one time about 2,500 men in Worcestershire are living with prostate cancer, with between 450 and 550 new cases of the disease diagnosed every year.

To donate to the appeal visit www.justgiving.com/rorytherobot or text RORY97 + £amount to 70070.

To find out more visit www.worcsacute.nhs.uk/rorytherobot.