A lasting legacy in the name of research for male cancer

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…

‘Formula Fun’ Cycling Event for Prostate Cancer

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…

Geoff Scargill, Men Matter’s biggest male cancer fundraiser

male cancer fundraiser

We’ve told you about the Scargill family on many occasions. They are without doubt our biggest and most dedicated fundraisers. And with good reason. Not one, but two of the family have overcome a male cancer, on more than one occasion. The whole family feels the need to re-pay the work, care and treatment their boys received by Professor Noel Clarke and the team at The Christie hospital in Manchester where they were treated. It’s for this reason that the family, immediate and wider, dedicate a lot of time and effort into fundraising for us.  Read more about the family’s past activities here. Championing the whole effort is Geoff Scargill. Geoff decided he wanted to give…

Building male cancer awareness in the Construction industry

male cancer awareness

Our biggest challenge as a men’s health organisation is raising male cancer awareness.

Golf day raises a tonne for male cancer research

Golf day 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.

Surviving Cancer: our boys on ITV special

Overcoming Stories

Peter Scargill and Chris Cyprus have been featured on an ITV Granada special about surviving cancer.

One family’s fight against male cancer

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!

Charity status for Men Matter!

male cancer research

We’re so pleased to announce that we’re now a fully fledged male cancer charity – Men Matter has achieved charity status!

Rotary Club Raise Men’s Cancer Cash

Wigan-Rotary-cheque-presentation

Wigan Rotarty Club raised £4000 for Men Matter to help fund the fight against men’s cancer.