Tim Lockwood of Pelican Cancer Foundation with Chris Cloke Browne to discuss plans for Pelican's Charity of the Year with MRSL Enterprise.

MRSL Enterprise's contribution to Pelican

From 1st October 2018 Pelican Cancer Foundation is MRSL Enterprise's Charity of the Year. MRSL Enterprise plans to:

  • Promote Pelican’s work and values
  • Make relevant corporate donations to the charity throughout the year as situations arise
  • Assist in the work of Pelican in a non-financial way, using practical and specialist help
  • Look for opportunities to fundraise for Pelican over the course of the year

Why Pelican Cancer Foundation?

Pelican Cancer Foundation builds on the groundbreaking work of Professor Bill Heald and his colleagues at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital in the development of bowel cancer surgery. The pioneering Total Mesorectal Excision (TME) procedure is now the benchmark treatment for rectal cancer across the world. TME halves the chance of cancer returning, minimises side-effects and an additional 3,000 people are alive every year in the UK alone due to the techniques of TME surgery.

The objective of Pelican Cancer Foundation is to improve the survival and quality of life of bowel, liver and urological cancer patients through research and training of advances in precision surgery for bowel (including pseudomyxoma peritonei and colorectal peritoneal metastases), liver, bladder and prostate cancers. The charity’s research studies will investigate ways to improve survival for today’s cancer patients as well as the quality of life that patients can continue to enjoy after cancer treatment. Pelican is dedicated to helping today’s cancer patients.

Pelican Cancer Foundation is keen to build partnerships with other funding and research organisations where appropriate and to promote networks and dialogue to maximise the effectiveness of its funding.

Pelican Cancer Foundation will encourage surgeons to continue questioning ‘normal’ surgical practice and keep improving patient survival and quality of life for cancer patients through innovation and dissemination.

As a local Basingstoke business with a medical focus and a significant number of surgeons in our client base - it was a very quick decision to support this outstanding work.

Event Plan

18th June 2018: Professor Peter Cotton lecture "The tunnel at the end of the light"

Invitation only lecture in The Governors' Hall St. Thomas'.

Professor Cotton became interested in endoscopy in the late 1960s with the introduction of flexible fiberscopes. Before moving to the USA, he developed endoscopy units at St. Thomas’ Hospital and at the Middlesex Hospital. These units pioneered and evaluated many diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, particularly ERCP

South Coast Sailing Event

We know that many of you enjoy sailing. Roger Houston and Chris Cloke Browne of MRSL Enterprise are both keen sailors. A sailing event for you to enjoy and raise money for Pelican seems appropriate.

Sponsored Cycling

Chris Cloke Browne is in training for a round the Isle of Wight cycle ride. The Pelican Team has many keen cyclists - so a joint sponsored ride looks in order.