Alvin Stardust | 1942 – 2014
Alvin was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2013 and very sadly lost his life to the disease in October 2014. Thanks to the support of his close family and the medical people around him, he was able to keep his illness private until he passed away. He found the support from The Fountain Centre, Guildford and Macmillan Cancer Support to be a lifeline for both himself and his loved ones and his dying wish was for men to GET CHECKED; to raise as much awareness as possible for the illness, in the hope that more men will catch it early and so have a more positive outcome.
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Macmillan – A Lifeline
MacMillan Cancer Support were and are a lifeline for the family during Alvin’s illness and so they are one of the main charities that we’re supporting in Alvin’s memory. Here’s what they do: “When you have cancer, you don’t just worry about what will happen to your body, you worry about what will happen to your life. At Macmillan, we know how a cancer diagnosis can affect everything and we’re here to support you through. From help with money worries and advice about work, to someone who’ll listen if you just want to talk, we’ll be there. We’ll help you make the choices you need to take back control, so you can start to feel like yourself again. No one should face cancer alone. We want to reach and improve the lives of every one of those people.”
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The Fountain Centre
The Fountain Centre was a massive support to Alvin during his illness and it offers information, support, patient education programmes and complementary therapies to cancer patients and their loved ones. They have 4 key values:
- To provide a patient-led service, offering information and support to patients and carers alike, with the ultimate goal of empowering those affected by cancer to regain control over their lives.
- To be the central information point within St Luke’s for all cancer patients and carers.
- To make our services available to all patients at the point they decide that they need our help. This may be during screening, diagnosis, and during and after treatment.
- To care for the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of patients and their families who are under the care of consultants working within the St Luke’s cancer centre and the Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire network.
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Movember – Team Stardust!
Team Stardust is a group of family and friends of the legend that was Alvin Stardust. We will be raising funds and awareness in memory of the effervescent “Godfather of Rock’n’Roll”. We will be having fun growing (or wearing) moustaches for the duration of the month otherwise-known-as November.
The Movember Foundation is the leading global organisation committed to changing the face of men’s health. Mo Bros take action by changing their appearance by growing a moustache for the 30 days of Movember, to spark conversation and raise funds. Mo Sistas commit to supporting the men in their lives while helping to promote men’s health.