Support Andy and help the fight against prostate cancer

Andy is a patient here at Whitemoor and has shared his story plus his plan to raise money to help in the fight against prostate cancer

For 30 years I enjoyed playing League Club Cricket, starting in 1974, playing for Alvaston & Boulton, British Rail, Swarkestone and Darley Abbey where I finished in 2004.

Along the way I made some great friends and unbelievable memories.

Two years ago I was diagnosed with advanced Prostate Cancer, my life expectancy is 5 years. I’m on drugs, for the rest of my life, which have some difficult side effects. However at the moment I am alive and enjoying life and will continue as long as possible.

April 9th 2021 is my 60th birthday and to celebrate I intend to walk around the boundary of 60 different cricket clubs where I played in my cricketing life. The reason for doing this is to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK, not for my benefit, it’s too late for me, but for every guy who has yet to be diagnosed. Prostate Cancer is a silent killer and often there are no symptoms. My plea to every male over 50 is to call your GP who can check your prostate.  

If you want to support Andy then please visit his justgiving page

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