Two brothers are trekking 100 miles in five days across the South Downs to raise money for Prostrate Cancer UK.
Tom and Toby Meredith, who grew up in Herstmonceux, will walk from Winchester to Eastbourne with the hope of raising £250 to help the charity continue supporting the 250,000 men living with prostate cancer in the UK.
The pair will set off on the South Downs walk on August 11, hoping to arrive on the sunshine coast on August 16 in time for the wedding of a friend whose father sadly died from prostate cancer a few years ago.
Toby said, “I decided to take on the challenge for Prostate Cancer UK for two important reasons.
“Firstly, my wife’s grandad recently recovered from prostate cancer and secondly, the father of a close friend sadly passed away a few years ago from prostate cancer.
“I am really looking forward to the challenge and I’m delighted to be raising awareness and much needed money to help the fight against prostate cancer.”
Mark Bishop, director of fundraising at Prostate Cancer UK, said, “We’re delighted that Toby and Tom have decided to take on this challenge to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK.
“It is with support like this that we can help provide dedicated support and information to men and their families affected by prostate cancer and fund research to help fight the disease.
“With more than 40,000 men diagnosed with prostate cancer each year in the UK and one man dying every hour, it is our aim to help more men survive the disease and enjoy a better quality of life. We wish Toby and Tom every success with their challenge.”
To donate to Toby and Tom’s cause, call 07876763848 or visit www.justgiving.com/meredithbrothers.
The charity is currently launching a Men United v Prostate Cancer campaign. For more information, visit http://menunited.prostatecanceruk.org/?p=CommunityFR.