Families join march against cancer at Peterborough park

Families joined a march against cancer at Ferry Meadows this weekend.

Tuesday, 9th October 2018, 4:15 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th October 2018, 5:19 pm
March for Men charity walk at Ferry Meadows. EMN-180710-183948009

The first ever March for Men was held on Sunday, with more than 250 people taking part in the event.

The walk was set up to raise money and awareness for Prostate Cancer UK - and organiser Camille Rhodes said thousands of pounds had been raised.

Camille said: “We had 268 people take part, which was fantastic. We were blown away by the support we have had.

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“We had people bringing their whole family along. You have things like the Race For Life, which is only for women - but I thought cancer affects the whole family - I wanted it to be a real family based event.

“All week I was looking at the weather, as it was going to rain on Friday and Saturday, but I was sure the weather would be OK for us on the Sunday - and it was.”

Camille, who has carried out a number of events over the year to raise money for the charity, said she is still counting the money from the weekend, but expects to have raised more than £10,000.

She is currently organising her next fundraising plans, and is appealing for men who have suffered, or are suffering from, prostate cancer, to come forward for a charity calendar this winter. For more details email [email protected]