At the time of the foundation of the Support Group in 2000 I was the Chaplain to Kidderminster General Hospital, and was persuaded to become the Chairman of the Group. I was then later diagnosed and treated for Prostate Cancer myself, thus becoming both patient and Chairman.
As a patient representative, I worked with Mary Symons on the steering group setting up the Survivorship programme. This a very important benchmark, for the follow up for men after treatment for prostate cancer. I am on that
I feel the importance of the Group is that it raises public awareness, it supports men, their wives, partners, families, and we also care for anyone bereaved through prostate cancer. I am happily married, and my wife supports me in my role as Chairman of the Group.