Get tugging for charity

TUGGING teams are wanted today to take part in a charity event to raise cash for research into prostate cancer.The Suffolk Food Hall is holding a tug-of-war competition on Sunday, June 15, to mark Father's Day.

TUGGING teams are wanted today to take part in a charity event to raise cash for research into prostate cancer.

The Suffolk Food Hall is holding a tug-of-war competition on Sunday, June 15, to mark Father's Day. All proceeds from the event will go to the Prostate Cancer Charity.

Oliver Paul, of the Wherstead-based food hall, said: “We're hoping football and rugby teams will register and some pub teams too.

“It should be a fun event but also help raise awareness about a vital campaign.

“Prostate cancer often makes men cringe and they don't face up to the reality of it.”

Teams of eight can register for the event now, which costs £10 a team, with all profits going to the charity.

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There will also be a BBQ, beer tent, and activities for children at the event which starts at 11am and will take place in the paddocks in front of the food hall, overlooking the River Orwell.

For more information visit www.suffolkfoodhall.co.uk.

The prostate is a small gland in the pelvis that is found only in men, located between the penis and bladder

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, responsible for 25per cent of newly diagnosed cases of cancer in England and Wales

The chances of developing prostate cancer increase as you get older with most cases developing in men aged 65 or older

Approximately 9,000 men die from prostate cancer every year in England and Wales

SOURCE: NHS health encyclopaedia

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