We are very sad to share the news that our wonderful patron Sean Lock has passed away.

Sean attended our first PORT charity ball, as a guest of our Trustee, Dr Nigel Meadows. He then agreed to become our first patron, after seeing the work that we were doing.

Sean supported PORT charity on numerous occasions and organised charity comedy nights at The Comedy Club, Leicester Sqaure. He also appeared on a TV quiz show and donated all of his winnings to PORT.

We would all like to send our condolences to Sean’s family at this sad time. He was such a lovely man, who will be truly missed.

In 2016, P.O.R.T. put out a research call with help from Bowel and Cancer Research, and we received three proposals. In November, the Bowel and Cancer Research Committee and P.O.R.T decided to proceed to the next stage with one research proposal. This has gone out to peer review, and if successful, P.O.R.T. will be funding another exciting piece of research.

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P.O.R.T. Trustee Lucy put together an Impact Report for our 10th Anniversary, looking back on the first ten years of P.O.R.T’s work. We are exceptionally proud of our charity and how it has progressed over the ten years, with our research and equipment funding total reaching £320,234 – and with an exciting potential research project, and another potential piece of work for P.O.R.T. to fund both in the proposal stages.

You can read our 10th Anniversary Impact report here.

There is a shortened version which is available here.

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