Prostate cancer awareness day being staged

Yarnspinners Primary Health Care Centre, Nelson.

Yarnspinners Primary Health Care Centre, Nelson.

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A fund-raising and awareness day has been organised next week to raise money for both Macmillan Cancer Support and the Prostate Cancer Research Centre.

Lisa Spiers, from Burnley, decided to organise the event after her father, Martin, attended a recent prostate cancer screening clinic at Turf Moor and discovered he was suffering from the disease.

Since then he has been receiving the very best of treatment and care.

And because of that Lisa decided to organise the event which is to take place on Wednesday at the Yarnspinners Primary Healthcare Centre.

Between 10am and 2pm there will be a variety of fun activities including a children’s colouring competition with a chocolate hamper as the main prize.

With support from the 
xercise4less gym in Burnley, visitors to the event are also being encouraged to take part in a cycling challenge.

Martin is a life-long Clarets fan and so Lisa has set a challenge for herself and a small group of friends and relatives of attempting to cycle the length of the Turf Moor pitch 1,200 during the event.

Both the charities being supported will offer information about prostate cancer on the day which is being backed by the East Lancashire Prostate Cancer Support Group.

And there will also be a raffle along with, cup cakes, cakes and samosas.