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  • Prostate Cancer UK Daily Mail

    Deaths from prostate cancer could soar unless urgent action is taken

    Prostate Cancer UK have warned that deaths from prostate cancer could soar by 30% unless urgent action is taken to tackle late diagnosis and poor treatment. These factors are contributing to high mortality rates, currently at 10,900 per year in Britain. Both the charity and many medical professionals predict with an ageing population by 2026, this figure will rise to at least 14,500. Last week the national charity launched a 10 year plan to improve how prostate cancer is identified and treated. First on the agenda is to introduce a reliable and accurate test for detecting prostate cancer. Currently the screening process involves men under-going a Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test which is then followed up by…

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    Challenging run for men’s cancer research

      Men Matter supporter Annette Heyes is set to complete a challenging run for men’s cancer research. Determined Annette taking part in the SF10 Race, a 10 mile route which re-creates the CFT (Combat Fitness Test) across the North Wales countryside. The CFT is a test which all soldiers have to undertake once a year in their service as evidence they are fit and able enough to cover ground whilst fully laden with all their kit required to eat, sleep and fight. A self-confessed running novice, Annette is looking forward to putting herself to the test in support of her brother-in-law who was treated for and over came testicular cancer. Following a successful 5k run in the…

  • National Prostate Cancer Screening

    National Prostate Cancer Screening for the UK

    Kevin Vardy has terminal prostate cancer. In his words, it needn’t be terminal. It could have easily been prevented. Over 40,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year and 11,000 will die from it. Kevin believes the fact there is no national screening for men’s health, be it testicular cancer or prostate cancer, is to blame. As a result he has started a petition and in just a few weeks has amassed over 50,000 signatures! You can view the petition and read more about Kevin’s story by following the link below. A lot of people who have signed the petition also included their comments. Stories of men asking their GP for a PSA test but being…

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    A lasting legacy in the name of research for male cancer

    It was with deep sadness that our Men Matter Administrator announced that one of the fund’s biggest and loyal supporters – her father Eric Collins – lost his fight with prostate cancer and passed away in October 2014. However, the family are very proud to report of an everlasting legacy to Eric by way of the donations received at his funeral and with the help of Men Matter. At the request of Professor Noel Clarke and Dr Mick Brown, Research Fellow (Genito Urinary Cancer Research Group – Institute of Cancer Services) at The Paterson Institute, the family purchased two hard drives, each with 12TB (terabytse) of storage to aid research for male cancer. These vital…

  • Cycling Event for Prostate Cancer

    ‘Formula Fun’ Cycling Event for Prostate Cancer

    A sponsored cycle ride at Three Sisters Race Circuit in Wigan raised funds for our charity last week. The ‘Formula Fun’ family cycling event took place on Monday 15th June following an arrangement between Wigan Rotary Club and organisers, Wigan Council and Wigan Leisure & Culture Trust. The event now in its fifth year helps Wigan Rotary Club raise money for prostate cancer research. The free family friendly event opened up the mile long circuit at Three Sisters to cyclists of all ages and abilities with the unique opportunity of cycling around the track. There were plenty of other activities going on for the whole family to enjoy.  All the money raised will be donated Men…

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research for male cancer

A lasting legacy in the name of research for male cancer

It was with deep sadness that our Men Matter Administrator announced that one of the fund’s biggest and loyal supporters – her father Eric Collins – lost his fight with prostate cancer and passed away in October 2014. However, the family are very proud to report of an everlasting legacy to Eric by way of the donations received at his funeral and with the help of Men Matter. At the request of Professor Noel Clarke and Dr Mick Brown, Research Fellow (Genito Urinary Cancer Research Group – Institute of Cancer Services) at The Paterson Institute, the family purchased two hard drives, each with 12TB (terabytse) of storage to aid research for male cancer. These vital…

Golf day for male cancer research

Golf day raises a tonne for male cancer research

Golf day for male cancer research – The kind folk at Co-operative Funeralcare in Macclesfield have raised more than £1,600 for Men Matter.

£10,000 boost for male cancer fund

£10,000 boost for male cancer fund

We have handed over a cheque for £10,000 to leading cancer research and treatment centre, the Christie hospital.

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One family’s fight against male cancer

We wanted to share the story of not just one special contributor, but an entire family’s fight against male cancer!

Ways to Donate

All money donated goes directly to male cancer research. Please post cheques made payable to ‘Men Matter Appeal’ to: Men Matter Appeal c/o 11 Culcheth Hall Farm Barns Withington Avenue Culcheth Warrington Cheshire WA3 4AN PLEASE DO NOT put cash in the post.   You can also use JustGiving… Since we are a branch off of the Christie Charity Fund and use their charity number, we’ve found that some people are having difficulties setting up a JustGiving page for Men Matter.  Here’s a quick and simple guide in just a few short steps… Go to JustGiving.com and set up an account When prompted, select The Christie Charity Fund as your chosen charity Send an email to contact@menmatterappeal.com with your…

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£30K raised for male cancer research in 2012

We’re thrilled to announce all the fundraising efforts of last year have amounted to an incredible £30,000 for male cancer research!

Supporters

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One family’s fight against male cancer

We wanted to share the story of not just one special contributor, but an entire family’s fight against male cancer!

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Sir Bobby Charlton

Our charity’s patron needs little in the way of introduction. Widely regarded as one of the greatest midfielders in the history of the game, former Manchester United footballer, Sir Bobby Charlton, is an important part of Men Matter. He has given the charity a major boost through his patronage and we are incredibly grateful for his contribution; we are sure that his support will continue to be of great benefit to our efforts. Men Matter: funding the fight against men’s cancers

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Roger Kirby

Roger Kirby is an internationally-renowned prostate surgeon, researcher and writer, and founded The Prostate Centre in order to ensure quality care for patients. His work has been recognised worldwide, and he has been awarded the St. Peter’s Medal for contributions to UK Urology. His position at the forefront of prostate cancer research makes him an invaluable asset to our charity and we are very pleased to have his support as an ambassador for Men Matter. “Bernard Edmunds and his team are doing a great job. He has the fullest support of both Prostate UK and The Urology Foundation.” Men Matter: funding the fight against men’s cancers

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Sir Peter Fahy

Sir Peter Fahy serves as the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police, and has previously held the Chief Constable’s position with Cheshire Constabulary. He is widely respected in his field, having been tipped for the position of Metropolitan Police Commissioner, as well as receiving a knighthood for his services to policing in June 2012. He is also a strong supporter of Men Matter and acts as an ambassador for the charity. “It’s a tremendous honour to be able to support the Men Matter Appeal. Male awareness is key to their well being and the Men Matter team are doing fantastic work in raising awareness and fundraising.”   Men Matter: funding the fight against men’s cancers

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Dave Roberts

Dave Roberts is one of the most reputable sports physiotherapists in the UK, having formerly been Physiotherapist to the England Cricket Team. He currently manages David Roberts Physiotherapy and acts as Medical Services Director for Lancashire County Cricket Club, while also working as a Consultant Physiotherapist for the England Cricket Team and the Andrew Flintoff Foundation. We are pleased to have Dave and all of his medical experience on board as an ambassador for Men Matter. “Men are notorious for ignoring signs and symptoms of ill health.  However, through education and increasing awareness, Men Matter are showing how early detection can make a significant difference to the lives of thousands of men of all ages….