A SUTTON man, who survived prostate cancer, is urging sufferers and anyone who has been affected by it to go along to a new support group.
Bob Clark is chairman of the newly-relaunched North Notts Prostate Cancer Support Group, which will hold its first meeting on 4th April at 7.30pm.
The group, which is set to meet on the first Wednesday of each month, aims to make people aware of the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of the disease - as well as provide support and boost the confidence of those who have it.
Working in conjunction with Macmillan and Ashfield Voluntary Action, the group will provide information and help members improve their health through activities.
There will also be guest speakers, a discussion group and fundraising events.
Bob is holding the meetings at his Sutton home at 117 Huthwaite Road, and they are open to sufferers, their family, friends and anyone who wishes to support it.
He said: “Primarily, we are there to support people and we also want to raise public awareness.
“It’s support for the whole family. I had cancer but my whole family suffered from it.”
The group is now urging residents to support its next fundraiser which will take place at Mansfield Hosiery Mills Sports and Social Club at the Fieldings on 4th May.
Bob’s wife will be hosting An Evening with Libby Clark International Medium, from 7.30-9.30pm.
Tickets are priced at £8 per person. More than 30,000 men in the UK are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year and it is the second most common cause of death from cancer.
For details on the group contact Bob on Mansfield 515899, by clicking here or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For tickets to the fundraiser, contact 515899, 07525019971 or call into the club.