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Byard Art host charity raffle in support of ACT’s surgical robot appeal

*Byard Art press release*

1 October 2021

The prospect of having an operation can be worrying for many people but a surgical robot can help to make the thought of surgery easier for patients. It can take months to recover from traditional, ‘open’ surgery but incisions made using robotic surgery are much smaller, reducing the risk of complications and infection, minimising scarring, pain, and discomfort, and helping patients recover and return home more quickly.

Addenbrooke’s currently has one robot which is dedicated to kidney, bladder, and prostate cancer patients. Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust’s (ACT) new appeal will help fund another surgical robot, revolutionising patient care across an additional six specialities in the hospital.

Matt Brown has created three characterful robots for the raffle. One which comes with its own first aid kit, and another features an amazing vintage light for the first time. Matt is master creator of sculptures made from recycled metals and vintage pieces which will intrigue you!

To be in with the chance of winning one or all of these wonderful works and to support this amazing local campaign you can buy tickets online or come into the gallery to take a look and get your tickets.

1st Prize – Lampbot, RRP £600

2nd Prize – First Aid Bot, RRP £400

3rd Prize – Little Red 3, RRP £110

Tickets are £5 each

With such charming prizes and 100% of the proceeds going directly to the hospital, there’s no reason not to get involved!

The draw will be held on Saturday 13 November at Byard’s Christmas Cracker opening exhibition opening on Saturday 13 December.

To find out more about ACT’s Robot Appeal please visit

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