23rd Sep, 2020

Charity ball raises £7,000 for Prostate Cancer testing event in Shirley

Sarah Mason 2nd Oct, 2019 Updated: 2nd Oct, 2019

A HOCKLEY Heath man has raised funds for a prostate cancer check event to be held – almost a year after a similar one saved his life.

When Peter Constable had a check at Spire Parkway Hospital in the spring, his world was turned upside down when tests revealed he had the early stages of prostate cancer.

Following an operation and recovery Peter decided to host a charity ball to fund a PSA Test session, similar to the one he attended.

Peter and his wife Sharon teamed up with Shirley Lions – who have hosted a number of PSA events – and wanted to raise funds so the club could host another.

More than £7,000 was raised in Peter’s honour through ticket sales as well as the competitions, raffles and tombolas on offer during the ball.

The ball, which was held at The Henley Golf Club in Henley-in-Arden.

It included a guess the weight of the cake competition and entertainment from Solihull band Two Week’s Later.

Peter said finding out they had raised enough money to be able to hold a PSA testing event, where more lives could be saved, was the stand-out moment of the evening for him.

Martin Conlon, Shirley Lions president, announced the date for the PSA testing date will be April 18 at Shirley Methodist Church.

Sharon said: “I hadn’t cried, even when we received his diagnosis and I was suddenly aware of the journey we had covered and how very proud I am of his strength and positivity.

“We have poured everything into his recovery and raising awareness of early diagnosis for others.

“When he spoke at the ball I felt pride and love that made me weep with relief that his cancer was discovered so early and removed.”

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