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In Memory of

Posted by Bill Mulroe on 28 February 2019

It is with sad news we have to report the death of

Melvyn (Mel) Robinson

1933 – 2018

Mel was a distinguished Consultant Urologist at Pontefract Hospital from 1972 until he retired in 1998.

During his time at Pontefract Mel not only served a term as Medical Director, but also, working with a group of national and international colleagues, developed the PSA (prostate specific antigen) test which became the first definitive diagnosis for Prostate cancer.

Mel’s involvement with cancer patients also led to his being co-founder of The Dr Jackson Cancer Fund, a charity he set up with colleague Dr Ken Jackson (which gave the charity its name after Ken’s own death from cancer) to raise funds for research and better care and equipment for local cancer patients being treated at the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

Mel’s charity is still very active, and since its foundation in 1977 has raised over £1million to the benefit of local cancer care and treatment.

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North Featherstone School

Posted by Dr Jackson Cancer Fund on 3 February 2017

North Featherstone Junior & Infants School pupils

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Our Chair presenting a Certificate of Achievement to teacher Dianne Marsh

Posted by Dr Jackson Cancer Fund on 3 February 2017

Sir Bill O'Brien presenting a Certificate of Achievement

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Humber Bridge Sponsored Walk 2019

Posted by Dr Jackson Cancer Fund on 16 July 2016

The time is fast approaching for our annual walk across the Humber Bridge to help raise money to provide faster and better care for cancer patients.

We will meet at the Kings Croft for breakfast at 9am before travelling to the bridge by coach, which departs at 10.30am, then cross the Bridge and return taking in the wonderful views along the River Humber. We will return to the King’s Croft by mid afternoon.

In order to conform to health & safety issues, we need an entry form for each participant. Please let me know how many entry forms you require by emailing me at or or alternatively call Alan Robertson on 07437 429469

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Summer BBQ & Race Evening

Posted by Dr Jackson Cancer Fund on 1 May 2016

Enjoy a BBQ then a night at the Races

This is a FREE entry event kindly hosted by George V WMC, Glasshoughton.

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Ascot Ladies Day

Posted by Dr Jackson Cancer Fund on 27 March 2016

Dr Jacksons Ladies Day at Ascot is back!

Thursday 16th June 2016

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