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The Prostate Project Helps Men Live A ‘Good Life’

Published on: 18 Jun, 2021
Updated on: 18 Jun, 2021

The Prostate Project, based at The Stokes Centre for Urology at the Royal Surrey County Hospital, welcomed a special guest to Guildford, none other than its newest patron, Felicity Kendal.

Felicity Kendal and Professor Stephen Langley at The Stokes Centre for Urology at the Royal Surrey County Hospital.

A face and voice familiar to millions thanks to her role as Barbara in the TV comedy series The Good Life as well as numerous other star turns on stage and screen,

Felicity expressed her delight at becoming a patron, describing the Prostate Project as an organisation “close to my heart”.

Taking a break from rehearsals for Anything Goes, soon to start a run at The Barbican in London, Felicity was given a tour of the £6 million unit, by consultant urologist, Professor Stephen Langley.

Felicity Kendall is launching the Prostate Project campaign to raise awareness of the importance of early detection of the number one cancer killer in men, prostate cancer, and she is appealing to women to encourage their menfolk to visit their GP if they are 50-plus, have a family history of the disease, are black or have any symptoms, for a test.

Felicity said: ‘It’s up to us to make sure our men lead a good, and a long life.”

Felicity Kendal filming at The Stokes Centre for Urology.

The visit also allowed her the opportunity to film a short series of videos, including a very special thank you to the NHS on the occasion it is 73rd birthday, paying special tribute to everyone at the Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust, for their extraordinary skill and commitment during the course of a year like no other.

The chairman of the Prostate Project charity, Alf Turner, said: “We are delighted to have Felicity join us as our newest patron.

“Having the support of an icon, particularly someone as universally loved by an entire generation, is a boost for everyone involved with the Prostate Project.

“The facts about prostate cancer are stark, but it needn’t be the killer it currently is. With early detection, survival rates are incredibly high and all it takes is a simple PSA blood test.

“Right now, prostate cancer is the UK’s most common cancer, claiming 12,000 men per year.”

He added that fundraising remains vital to produce ground-breaking research to deliver the latest treatment for men with prostate cancer.

For more information about the Prostate Project, visit or email

Felicity Kendal filming at the Stokes Urology Centre and Felicity Kendal with Professor Stephen Langley, Consultant Urologist

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