The Father's Day weekend saw the launch of our new March for Men events across the UK – and hundreds of families affected by prostate cancer turned out to publicly show the extent of the disease and raise hundreds-of-thousands to help fight it. Here are a few snapshots from the three uplifting and emotional events.
As soon as Jeff Stelling had put his feet up after his astonishing 400-mile walk ended on Friday, it was the turn of the Great British public to get traipsing for Prostate Cancer UK, with our March for Men events in London, Leeds and Glasgow over the Father’s Day weekend.
More than 2,000 people turned out in balmy conditions to show their support for loved ones and other men coping with the disease. Dancer Wayne Sleep and Emmerdale actor Gemma Oaten were among the buzzing crowds walking around city parks, who raised more than £200k to help us beat prostate cancer.
It began on Saturday in London, with the mercury rising above 30 degrees and a crowd of more than a thousand men, women and children all braving the heat.
Another crowd of 500 joined us on Sunday for an equally scorching day in Leeds. Lots of families proudly wore the name of the person they were marching for on their teeshirts, and the emotion and camaraderie was palpable.
And on the same day across the border, at least 400 people were out in force in a muggy overcast Glasgow. Even Superdad made an appearance...
Thank you everyone for showing just how many people are affected by prostate cancer every day, and for raising such an incredible amount to help us beat the disease.
Our local March for Men events will be back again in 2018!