London Masons (Metropolitan Grand Lodge) have set up an appeal to raise £3 million, to purchase a CyberKnife for Bart’s Cancer Centre at St Bartholomew’s Hospital.
The CyberKnife is a robotic radiosurgery system, used for treating tumours and other medical conditions, which allows the energy to be directed at any part of the body from any direction, delivering radiotherapy, with the intention of targeting treatment more accurately than standard radiotherapy. This machine will be available, according to clinical need.
To support this appeal Stuart Curtis a member of Bromley Cyclists plans to cycle from Battle Abbey (Senlac Hill) to Hastings and then round the Kent coast via the ancient Saxon shoreline to Westminster Abbey.
The ride will start on 14th October 2011 – the 945 anniversary of the Battle of Hastings – and will last well over 200 miles.
An added difficulty in achieving this ride is that Stuart is partially sighted, having been born with congenital cataracts and has a visual acuity of 6/60 – with an effective field of vision of about 12 feet so spotting land marks and reading maps will be more difficult than normal.
Thank you, in anticipation, for your support.