HSJ Accountants are proud to be supporting Prostate Cymru.
HSJ hosted The Big Breakfast at Parc Golf Club in Newport in aid of Prostate Cymru.
The event was attended by more than 50 people and raised £891 for Prostate Cymru, 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. Ian has now made a a full recovery.
Prostate Cymru help to ‘Save the Males in Wales’
He said: “Thirty-six thousand men every year are diagnosed with prostate cancer in the UK. 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 sobering figure tells us that we need to massively increase awareness. As well as 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.
“HSJ has been supporting Prostate Cymru for many years now and we’ve taken part in events such as The Big Walk. However, this is our first Big Breakfast event. We 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 events throughout the month of November. These events also help to raise vital funds for the charity.
If you would like to support Prostate Cymru, please click here to find out how you can get involved.