Greg Doggett, General Manager at Broadlands Park and Marina, organised a charity gig in aid of his friend and singer Rob Whiting who has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, playing alongside our Group Sales and Marketing Manager, Benjamin Race, as well as Rob Whiting himself and a variety of other musicians.
“I know Rob really well and I used to play in a band with him a couple of years ago. I wanted to put on the gig night not only in support of Prostate Cancer UK but also in aid of Rob and do something for him to show we’re always there for him. Various family members and friends have been affected by it and everyone knows someone affected by cancer. It will be a really fun night doing what we all love and most importantly what Rob loves."
The gig raised large crowds and £1200 for Prostate Cancer UK, with the band playing tracks from David Bowie, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Gary Moore, BB King, Eric Clapton and more.
The prostate is a gland in the male reproductive system. Prostate cancer can develop at any age, but it isn’t common under the age of 50. The average age for a man to be diagnosed with it is between 65 and 69 years old. Prostate cancer often grows slowly to start with and may never cause any problems. But some men have prostate cancer that is more likely to spread. This needs treatment to stop it spreading outside the prostate.
Prostate Cancer UK is a registered charity that was founded in 1996. It was the first national organisation for prostate cancer in the UK. It started off small and ran one day a week with a helpline and merged with Prostate Action in 2012 to form Prostate Cancer UK. They’ve invested £37m into ground breaking research in the past 20 years and continue to provide support for men.