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
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Peter's Dad, David, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of
prostate cancer in June 2009. Fortunately, within 2 months he had a
successful operation and is now living a normal healthy life. At
the same time, Peter had previously been on a Ski Touring
Expedition to Greenland, and decided to give talks about his trip,
with any donations going to Prostate Cancer UK.
Peter has trekked all over his native North East homeland to
give over 75 talks to a range of groups including Lions, Rotary,
Photographic Societies, U3A, and Townswomen's Guilds during
which he has managed to raise to date over £5700 for Prostate
Cancer UK. Peters enthusiasm for expeditions has led to him
recently participating on a field trip to Antarctica which he is
now presenting to his groups.
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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.'
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