Mike Willgoss first supported Prostate Cancer UK in 2010/11 when
he helped to produce a calendar with the local football club
Lowestoft Town FC. Through his efforts and store collections, he
raised over £12,500.
Since then, Mike has embarked upon a incredible series of bucket
collections in the local supermarkets and stores in the Lowestoft
area in Suffolk that have raised several thousand pounds over the
past year. He has not stopped there however, and has recruited
people and clubs to take part in Movember, secured a £250 donation
from NEXT, got us chosen as the official charity for a football
tournament, recruited supporters to hold fundraising events and
promoted our Tea for Victory and 10,000 Challenge events.
Mike has been supported by his wife Joy, and together they have
made a real impact in the local area and beyond. He is a true Local
Hero and he has helped to introduce other supporters in the area to
When Peter Pemberton of Goosnargh, near Preston, heard of a friend
who had been diagnosed with Prostate Cancer he started the Prostate
Cancer Research Campaign to raise awareness of the disease and to
raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK.
Peter has made many presentations to Freemasons, Rotary Clubs
and other groups because, as he explains: "In any such groups of
men it is inconceivable that many of their members will not be
touched by this insidious disease in the weeks, months and years to
"I believe that early diagnosis is crucial in offering the best
opportunity of stemming the tide of men dying from the disease or
from suffering significant quality of life impairment, and this is
the message that I wanted to get across. A better, non-invasive and
much more reliable diagnostic test is desperately needed and I hope
that everyone will fully support Prostate Cancer UK".
Since starting the campaign just three years ago, Peter has
raised in excess of £24,000 in support of Prostate Cancer UK.
Meet Bob and
'My husband Bob was first diagnosed with advanced prostate
cancer in October 2011 at the age of 54. This came as a big
Since Bob's diagnosis we have been inspired to raise awareness
of prostate cancer and raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK. Over the
last 2 years we have both enjoyed organising and participating in
several fund raising events.
In 2011 Bob and I, along with a fantastic team of (25 people)
family and friends made it up to the top of Snowden. Everyone had a
great time and enjoyed a communal barbeque following the climb. We
raised a total of £2,091.37.
Following the success of our Snowden climb the previous year, we
decided to organise the same event again. So in September 2012 off
we went up Snowden taking a slightly different route. We raised
In Movember 2012 and one of Bob's work colleagues volunteered
not only to shave his mousache off but to shave his head and wax
his legs and chest! Ouch!! This was done in a the local pub and
there was many bids.
Our final official total to date is over £3000 plus an expected
approximate £800-£1000 from the Movember event. We have thoroughly
enjoyed each fund raising activity we have been involved in. We
will continue raising awareness to others about prostate cancer and
promoting Prostate Cancer UK.'