Prostate Cancer UK Raises Awareness At NEC Classic Motor Show

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Step up to the mark and support Prostate Cancer UK at this year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show at Birmingham’s NEC.

Leading men’s health charity, Prostate Cancer UK, will continue their mission of putting the brakes on prostate cancer with presence at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show at Birmingham’s NEC.

At the 2018 event – the world’s biggest gathering of classic vehicle clubs – the charity will be hosting a stand and aim to speak to as many classic car enthusiasts as possible about their mission – to stop prostate cancer killing one man every 45 minutes in the UK – as well as their work with classic cars and the support services available to anyone affected by the disease.

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The disease is set to become the most commonly diagnosed cancer of all in the UK by 2030 – and men over 50, black men and men with a family history of prostate cancer face a higher risk of the disease – which is why the charity is urging visitors to this year’s show to visit stand 5-421 and get involved with the largest men’s health charity in the UK.

Making an appearance at Prostate Cancer UK’s stand will be E-type Club founder and charity ambassador, Philip Porter, who will be talking about his prostate cancer experience and his recent Round Britain Coastal Drive, which raised more than £40,000 for the charity. Porter’s iconic 1961 E-Type, best known for its starring role in 1969 cult film ‘The Italian Job’, will also take centre stage.

Philip said:
“The E-Type is loved by so many people and an icon of the swinging sixties, and we thought we could use the cars to attract publicity around prostate cancer. So far, we’ve raised over £180,000 to help stop prostate cancer being a killer, and I’m looking forward to meeting more car enthusiasts at the NEC and spreading the word of Prostate Cancer UK’s work.”

The charity’s stand will also feature a pop-up shop, health information including support from Prostate Cancer UK’s specialist nurses and a display designed to raise awareness of a disease affecting one in eight men in the UK.

Hosts of Discovery’s ‘Wheeler Dealers’, Ant Anstead and Mike Brewer, who are supporting Prostate Cancer UK through Quest TV’s Christmas campaign, will head up a live stage across the weekend.

Ant said:
“Cancer is strange because everyone is affected by it, we’ve all lost family and friends to it, but as a man and the right demographic, and the right age to be affected by prostate cancer, the statistics are actually really alarming.

“It’s something that feels that collectively, if everyone talks about and isn’t ashamed of it, we have a really good chance of doing something about it.

“Prostate Cancer UK’s work has made such a difference for men and their families, and I hope that by having a stand at the NEC Classic, more awareness is raised of the disease.”

The Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show returns to Birmingham’s NEC from Friday 9 to Sunday 11 November. For more information, visit www.necclassicmotorshow.com and to receive a 15% discount on tickets, enter promo code CMS18PCUK.

To support Prostate Cancer UK’s work with classic cars, visit prostatecanceruk.org/get-involved/organise-your-own-fundraising/classic-cars-and-motors, contact Jack.Bacon@prostatecanceruk.org or visit Prostate Cancer UK’s stand at this year’s show.

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