The event, first played in 2004, to raise funds in support of ‘Heads Up’ Head and Neck Cancer Research charity based at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.
In 2017 Heads -Up merged with Oracle Cancer Trust. You can visit their website at www.oraclecancertrust.org/ and see the fine works that they are undertaking.
Now the event attracts a large number of players and more than of 130 for the evening dinner and auction.
More than 8000 people per year (22 per day) are diagnosed with this disease each year and although more than 50% survive we still need to know more about head and neck cancer.
You can find out more by visiting www.oraclecancertrust.org
Shark Attack was started by me after I was diagnosed in 2003. The event got its name when two of my playing partners decided to issue the ‘press release’ below to advise other colleagues of my recent surgery at Oxford: