Scottish rugby stars turn out for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Dinner

A host of Scottish rugby internationals were present at The Prostate Cancer Charity's inaugural dinner in Scotland to mark the end of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month 2011.

Gavin Hastings OBE, John Rutherford, Keith Robertson, Derek Stark, Peter Lillington and Fergus Wallace, joined fellow international turned broadcaster John Beattie, who was guest speaker at the event, held in Glasgow's Grand Central Hotel on 14 April.

Scotland captain Chris Cusiter - whose father Stan died of prostate cancer in July 2010 after a six year battle with the disease - also attended the dinner with his family.

The event was hosted by Scottish comic, Raymond Mearns.

Ann Ferguson, Head of Operations at The Prostate Cancer Charity Scotland, said: "We were delighted to host our first Prostate Cancer Awareness Month dinner in Scotland. We wanted to say a big thank you to everyone for their support so far, from our corporate partners to MPs, MSPs and our fantastic volunteers and support group members. It feels as though the Charity has truly arrived in Scotland, where prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men.

"We intend to continue working to keep up the momentum and provide the very best support we can to more and more men and their families affected by prostate cancer in Scotland."