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Since being diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2010 Errol has become a regular interviewee and guest across all media, with frequent appearances on BBC TV and radio as well as Sky News.

His campaign to generate awareness about the illness and encourage men to get regularly tested has also been featured in many newspaper, magazine and online articles and some of those are featured in the links below.

NHS Hero Volunteer Award. Daily Mirror, 2018

Curiousity may have killed the cat but it saved Errol McKellar's life.

Siting in a doctor's waiting room in 2010 he picked up a leaflet on prostate cancer and decided to get tested. Weeks later he was diagnosed with the disease and had urgent surgery to remove the tumour.

Not satisfied with his own lucky escape, Errol, 61, was determined to encourage other men to get tested. The car mechanic offers customers a 20% discount if they get checked. Some 5,000 have taken his advice and 46 have been diagnosed.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/nhs-heroes-awards-winners-incredible-12536581

East London Advertiser, 2018

Errol McKellar ‘thankful for everyone’s support’ after successful charity game at Leyton Orient’s Brisbane Road.

Errol McKellar thanked the Leyton Orient fans and everyone else who attended his ‘Big Match, Big Cause’ event at Brisbane Road on Sunday after a successful day in aid of two charities.

The O’s youth-team coach hailed the ‘wonderful support’ from all inside the stadium with the West Stand brimming with spectators and plenty others scattered in different parts of the ground

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Prostate Cancer UK website, 2017

Prostate cancer knocked me down, it didn’t knock me out.

Life changed in 2010 for car mechanic Errol McKellar. My connection with prostate cancer started in 2010. My wife was complaining about my snoring, so she made me an appointment with the doctor. I went to the doctor and whilst I sat in the reception waiting, I picked up a leaflet from Prostate Cancer UK.

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Hackney Gazette, 2017

Dennis Morris photographed Cremer Street garage owner Errol McKellar for billboards and bus stops across Britain as part of the Stronger Knowing More campaign.

It aims to raise awareness of the illness among the black community.

Errol was among eight portraits Dennis – known for his photos of Bob Marley and the Sex Pistols – shot in November.

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London Evening Standard, 2014

Hackney mechanic saves lives with discounts for customers who agree to cancer MOT.

A garage mechanic is offering  discounts to customers if they go for cancer checks.

Errol McKellar, who runs a garage in Hackney, has helped to save 23 men who did not realise they had prostate cancer. They were diagnosed at their GPs after being given money off car repairs and servicing. 

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East London Lines, 2013

Errol McKellar: still carrying the torch for Hackney

In an unassuming garage on Cremer Street just minutes from Hoxton station, 56-year-old Errol McKellar has been fixing cars for 26 years.

“We do what we do here for the people of the community,” he says.

“We run a bike shop that’s been organised by a young man from the community… It’s keeping him on the straight and narrow, getting him back on his feet. It’s just about helping, putting back into something really.”

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