HSJ’s Big Breakfast in support of Prostate Cymru

HSJ's Big Breakfast at Parc Golf Club, Newport

HSJ Accountants hosted The Big Breakfast at Parc Golf Club in Newport in aid of Prostate Cymru.

The event was attended by more than 50 business people and raised £891 for a cause close to the heart of Kim Jackson, partner at HSJ.

Speaking at the breakfast was Ian Norton, a volunteer at Prostate Cymru. Ian discussed his own battle with the disease and how a simple check allowed him to catch the disease early enough in order for him to make a full recovery.

He said: “Thirty-six thousand men every year are diagnosed with prostate cancer in the UK, and in 2017, this amounted to 2,550 men in Wales. There is no regulated screening process as with cervical cancer and breast cancer; this has to change.

“Eleven men die every week in Wales following prostate cancer, that’s one every 15-and-a-half hours. That sobering figure tells us that we need to do all we can to increase awareness and urge men to get checked, even if they are symptom-free.

Kim said: “To raise nearly £900 in one morning is fantastic. It is so important that we raise awareness of a deadly disease that, if caught early, can be effectively managed.

“Prostate Cymru has been HSJ’s chosen charity for three years now and we’ve taken part in events such as The Big Walk. However, this is our first Big Breakfast event and I would like to thank Ian Norton for presenting to attendees as well for everyone’s generosity.”

The Big Breakfast is now in its third year and aims to increase awareness at public events throughout the month of November, as well as raise vital funds for the charity.