Thankyou for helping us raise over £3000 for Prostate Cancer UK
September 2020 ‘March For Men’
Our walk was dedicated to three very special former members of St Hilda’s:
Mr Terry Downs; Mr Roy Strand; Mr Gavin Stamp, RIP
And to friends and family members who have undergone treatment for prostate issues and who live with those issues on a daily basis.
Mr Andrew Tait completed the 11000 steps per day 31 day challenge.
All St Hilda’s Men and friends made a the Socially-Straggled Otford- Shoreham circular walk on 27th.
Monday 28th News: 15 of us achieved the walk – see comment and photos below
To sponsor us – bank details below to BACS
Tag your donation :
‘M4M’ and add the name of the person you are sponsoring eg ‘M4M AndrewT’
or just ‘M4M’
to sponsor us all.
PS leave out the ‘ in St Hilda’s
Prostate Cancer :One in eight men in the UK will get prostate cancer. Age, ethnicity and family history are also factors. Until recently it has been poorly researched and provided for by comparison with breast cancer. It’s rather sad to note the tag line of Prostate Cancer Uk is ‘men are worth saving’. But things have improved steadily.
Prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome – another group of poorly understood and difficult conditions supported by Prostate UK: they destroy the comfort and happiness of men old and young. Men suffer years in silence and often receive misaligned healthcare for this debilitating disease. We have been particularly behind in the UK…. but again things have improved.
Take a look at the work of prostate Cancer UK – someone you love might need their support at some time in their life https://prostatecanceruk.org/
Walk Complete: got lost 3 times; 3 got separated – still Missing in Action somewhere near Magpie bottom
15 of us completed the Otford Circular and 5 walked the Shoreham Otford Path
It’s great walk with some very nice views – if you remember to stop and look back – a secret valley hidden behind eh Downs – and a spectacular view of the Thames basin in the middle of the walk with the city right w round to the QEII bridge in silhouette on the horizon.
On the Long Route our youngest walkers were 12, 13 and 15 and the oldest 73. Former members drove up form Gillingham to join us. A team of 2 from St Saviours Church came to support us including Parish Priest Father David.
We will up-date as we get the donations in.