John Banner

I have been a member of the support group for thirteen years. After being diagnosed with Prostate Cancer, I had Brachytherapy at Cookridge Oncology Centre, Leeds and now have a virtually nil PSA reading. I joined the committee and was secretary and membership secretary from Jan 2004 until Apr 2010, when I reduced my commitment to Membership secretary only. After a year or so, not being one to stand on the sideline, I am now also editor of the `Supporter’ newsletter. I worked for twenty years in industry as a design draughtsman and then re-trained to become a teacher. I spent twenty-six years teaching firstly secondary children and then converted to primary education. I am happily married and well and truly retired.