Cardiff Uni Student Awarded Ray Murray Travelling Fellowship

A travelling fellowship was awarded to a Cardiff University School of Medicine student at Prostate Cymru’s annual ambassadors lunch on Friday 3rd March at Cornerstone in Cardiff city centre.

In late 2016, Prostate Cymru introduced travelling fellowships to help medical students specialising in urology to fund their elective studies. An elective is a placement in which the student chooses the content and setting of their studies.

The Ray Murray and Ray Williams travelling fellowships were created to support students from Cardiff University and Swansea University respectively. The fellowships are named in memory of Ray Murray, the founder of Prostate Cymru and Ray Williams OBE, the founding Chairman of the Pembrokeshire Friends of Prostate Cymru.

Lyn Murray and Matt Murray, representing Ray Murray’s family, presented the first travelling fellowship of £1000 to Cardiff University medical student Isaac Myers. Isaac, who is Vice-President of Cardiff University’s Oncology Society, will be furthering his knowledge of urology and cancer care at the Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff during his elective period.

Lyn Murray, trustee of Prostate Cymru, said; “We were very proud, as a family, to award the first Ray Murray travelling fellowship to Isaac on behalf of Prostate Cymru. My late husband Ray founded the charity in 2003 with Andy Thomas to ensure Welsh men with prostate issues could have access to the best available treatments.

Ray was very passionate about raising awareness of prostate issues and creating fundraising campaigns to support the charity and its objectives. He would be so impressed with how the charity has moved forward, in particular supporting students like Isaac and young people’s interest in urology and prostate care.”

Further grants will be awarded later in the year to support more Cardiff and Swansea University students who are pursuing studies and a career in urology.

Pictured: Prostate Cymru Chief Executive Tina Tew with Ray Murray Travelling Fellowship recipient Isaac Myers.

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