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7.25 – 9.15 p.m.
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On Thursday 11th April 2019, representatives of the Northampton and Kettering and District Prostate Cancer Support Groups met at the Lodge rooms in Thrapston, home of Chicheley Lodge 607.
Prostate cancer mainly affects men over the age of 50, and the risk increases with age. The average age for men to be diagnosed with prostate cancer is between 70 and 74. The risk of getting prostate cancer is very low for men under 50.
The representatives were there to receive cheques for £500.00 to each group on behalf of the Lodge and the Provincial Grand Charity based in Northampton, from the Lodge Charity Steward W Bro David Redden.
The cheques were received on behalf of the two groups by; on the right of the picture Richard Truby Chairman of the Northampton Group and Brian Phillips Treasurer and on the left Keith Mitchell Treasurer and Johnnie Johnson Secretary of the Kettering Group, from in the centre David Redden.
Both groups are made up of volunteers who provide much needed support and advice to men who have either contracted and are managing the disease or have been diagnosed.
In Northamptonshire there are 119.1 incidences of prostate cancer per 100,000 population compared with a national average of 105.8 per 100,000 population. Mortality rates are also higher in the county with 25.9 per 100,000 population compared to the national average of 24 per 100,000.
The donations will assist both groups in enhancing their services in the community which is a subject that is not easily discussed and therefore the support groups provide a vital service in promoting awareness.
Chicheley Lodge has been very fortunate in the support they have received from the Provincial Grand Charity and with their support have made significant contributions to local registered charities such as Prostate Cancer, across the Province of Northamptonshire and Huntingdonshire.
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