Mary Symons, is the Nurse Adviser to the group and at present is the Clinical Nurse Specialist for Worcestershire Survivorship programme for men treated for prostate cancer, which was started in 2009. She retired from her full-time role as Clinical Nurse Specialist Urology/Oncology in 2009 and was asked to interview for the part time role in setting up the new Survivorship programme for the county. As both she and Chairman Paul Brothwell had worked on the Steering group for this programme it seemed appropriate to take it forward as the new way of following up men after treatment. This programme is now the benchmark for many other conditions and consequently, other programmes are in the process of being set up.
Mary, founded the Kidderminster Prostate Cancer Support Group which was officially founded in 2000, and has been Editor of the Newsletter; Nurse Adviser and also analyses and sends out the results of the PSA blood tests taken at the Town Hall.
Mary is married with one son, two stepsons, 3 grandsons and one grand-daughter.