MOVE over Calendar Girls – the guys from local businesses are stripping off now to raise awareness of prostate cancer.
One in eight men in the UK will get prostate cancer, a condition that’s easier to cure the faster it’s found.
However a simple blood test can help doctors on the journey to proper diagnosis.
Now the team that staged last year’s highly successful Prostate Cancer Awareness Ball have got together again – but this being the age of Covid-19 they’re doing things little bit differently by producing a calendar packed with pictures to get the message home while strategically placed props maintain a degree of dignity.
“Our aim to highlight prostate cancer and support charities in the battle against this disease which has touched the lives of all involved in producing this fabulous calendar,” said co-organiser Sharon Constable.
“My friend Tracie Pal accompanied by ace photographer Maggie Pickford has brought together groups including posties, butchers, farmers, rugby players, motorcyclists, shopkeepers, local pubs, Shirley Lions and even a brewery complete with majestic dray horses.
“The result is a super calendar for 2021 which I’m sure we all hope will be a better year.”
And it’s personal too, with all those behind the calendar being directly affected by the impact of the disease.
“The calendars can be purchased from our front cover boys, Mills Butchers in Hockley Heath, along with Olivia’s Hair and Beauty in Cheswick Green, One Stop in Hockley Heath and the Vaults in Knowle or you can contact Spotted Hockley Heath on Facebook,” said Sharon.
“Prostate cancer is now the most common cancer in the UK and we need people to talk about it, for men to realise that you shouldn’t wait until you have the symptoms to go and get it checked but go now, it’s a simple blood test.”
The calendars are £10 each and all monies will go to Prostate Cancer charities.