Ten of our officers and staff ‘marching for men’ have raised £1,800 towards research into prostate cancer.
They pledged to complete at least 45 minutes of physical exercise each day during March and walked, cycled, kayaked and even lifted weights to support the Prostate Cancer UK charity with its vital research into the most common cancer in men.
And, between them, they completed more than 232 hours 30minutes of exercise – an average of almost a whole day of exercise during the month – and smashed their fundraising goal.
So far, they’ve raised £1,800 in support of more than 11,500 fathers, partners, brothers, sons, grandads and other men or trans women who die of prostate cancer across the UK every year.
Dog handler and trainer Sergeant Paul Screech decided to kayak every day and completed 30 hours and 19 minutes in his kayak, covering a total of 272.86 miles.
“I took part in the March for Men challenge as my father suffered from prostate cancer. Due to the treatment he received he is now, thankfully, okay.” Sergeant Paul Screech
Meanwhile, Detective Sergeant Susie Weatherston, from our Adult Sexual Abuse Investigation Tea, ran for 45 minutes every day. She says she joined the March for Men to raise awareness of a ‘cruel’ disease.
“There’s a history of it in my family. My dad died from Prostate Cancer in September 2018 aged 68 and my grandfather also died from the disease when I was 15 years of age. My uncle also got prostate cancer, albeit it was caught early and in time to be treated. “So, I would urge all men to think about getting yourselves tested.” Detective Sergeant Susie Weatherston