PROSTATE Cancer UK is set to have a helping hand this year thanks to the Mayor of Solihull Stuart Davis.
At the start of his term in office Coun Davis chose Prostate Cancer UK as one of his official charities.
He and the Mayoress Sarah Walker attended one of the monthly meetings of the Solihull Prostate Cancer Support Group to offer support to members.
The support group was established in 2006 and supports sufferers alongside their partners, both throughout and post treatment. To date the group have raised £17,500 towards purchasing specialist equipment alongside covering service costs to support men affected.
With prostate cancer affecting 1 in 8 men in the UK the Mayor is committed to raising awareness of this illness and encouraging men to seek support sooner.
The Mayor offered words of encouragement to attendees while Maya Harris a consultant urologist (Warwick NHS hospital and the Nuffield hospital Leamington Spa) gave a presentation to the group.
The Mayor said: “Prostate cancer is the most common cancer men suffer from in the UK.
“Therefore raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of this disease is crucial, and is one of the reasons why Prostate UK is one of my nominated charities.
“It was really heart-warming to attend the group’s meeting and see how local people who have been affected by the illness are offering support to each other.”
For more information about the support group visit www.prostatecanceruk.org/get-support/find-local-support/solihull-prostate-cancer-support-group or call 0121 744 7557