From climbing a hill to watching the Le Mans 24hr on the telly together, we've got lots of ideas for things to do with your dad this Father's Day – and possibly raise a few quid for us while you're at it. Just check out some of these inspiring families and the extraordinary activities they've done together to help more fathers survive prostate cancer.

15 Jun 2016

Barry and Jack

Andrew and Barry Lamb

When his grandad died of prostate cancer, Andrew Lamb recruited his dad, Barry, to tackle the Three Peaks Challenge, completing it in an impressive 27 hours and raising a whopping £1,100 for us.

"I’m so proud of what we achieved," says Barry. "Andrew was absolutely astonishing: he was first from our group to reach the top of Ben Nevis. It did my heart good that a 12-year-old schoolboy and an overweight 40-something managed to pull it off for a good cause. We are both done in, but we are so pleased we managed to get through it, sore but unscathed."

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The Powells
The Powells

Harvey Powell and all three of his sons had prostate cancer, his third son Kelvin sadly dying from the disease. The family decided to raise money in his memory by creating their own 480-mile cycle challenge from Newport to Norwich, visiting all three brothers' and their father's homes.

Between them, the team of seven riders managed to raise an incredible £15,658.23. "We were all delighted with our success and particularly by the enormous generosity of all our friends, family and associates,” said Harvey's middle son, Hayden, afterwards.

Read our DIY guide to doing your own fundraising family cycle ride.


The Beebys
George and Rebecca Beeby

George Beeby and his daughter, Rebecca, chose to fundraise for us after after he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in March 2015. They're undertaking what they call 'Beeby's Hat-Trick', including walking a day of Jeff's March, a raffle and a skydive, raising £6,000 so far.

"If this saves just one fella from an early death then it’s job done," says Gary, who underwent a radical prostatectomy and is currently in remission.

"No one who meets my Dad forgets him," says Rebecca. "He’s an unbelievably driven, inspirational man, who last year didn’t consider that he wouldn’t be OK. He’ll tell you he was lucky – and he probably was – but his attitude throughout was inspirational to us all. He’s just as much a friend as a Dad, so we will be raising a toast or three to him this Father’s Day."

Get inspiration and help organising your own fundraiser.

Drew Pritchard and Bruce Crompton

Not strictly family, we know, but the presenters of TV's Salvage Hunters are like brothers on the show. They're joining their colleagues in supporting our takeover of Quest during the Father's Day weekend, when the channel will be exclusively screening the Le Mans 24-hour race. What better excuse to kick back on the sofa and share some quality time with your old man? Here's why Drew and Bruce are looking forward to Father's Day with their families.

For more inspiration for things to do with your dad, visit our Father's Day microsite.

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