Walk & Talk Prostate Cancer – 5K Charity Walk
Sunday 25th July 2021- Gladstone Park, Dollis Hill Lane, London NW2 6JA from 10am – 2.00pm.
Tickets – Adults - £20 (plus fees), Under 16’s – Free – from Eventbrite
Walk & Talk - Prostate Cancer - Join us for a 5K Charity Walk to raise the awareness of Prostate Cancer & fundraising for a Mobile PSA Unit
About this event
The Errol McKellar Foundation together with The Voice Newspaper and JN Bank UK, supported by NorthPole Crush, Port Royal Patties & Roots FM are looking forward to seeing you at Gladstone Park, Dollis Hill Lane, London NW2 6JA.
Registration from 10am -11am. Walk starts at 11.15am prompt.
Calling all ladies and gents, young and still young! Bring along your loved ones too. Please come and join us to walk for the health our men. You can walk at your own pace but most importantly you must talk! Share your experiences, ask questions and have some fun at the same time!
Have a chat with some of your favourite celebrities along the route and listen to North West London's favorite radio station Roots FM that will be linking in to the walk, so don't forget your headphones!
It’s time to talk about the prostate cancer risk and what we can do about it!
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK. It affects 1 in 4 black men, 1in 8 white men and 1 in 12 Asian men in the UK alone.
The Foundation's mission is to launch a mobile PSA blood testing vehicles to enable and encourage men over 45 to have their PSA blood test in their local area! It’s vital that men are tested. A simple blood test could save lives!!
Although it affects all men, did you know that black men are more likely to get prostate cancer than other men? You may also be more likely to get prostate cancer as a black man if you are aged 45 or over. Your risk increases as you get older and if your father or brother has had it.
More than 40,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year in England. More than 9,000 men die from prostate cancer every year in England. Every hour, one man dies from prostate cancer in England. More than 325,000 men are living with and after prostate cancer in England.
Who is Errol McKellar?
Errol McKellar, MBE is the founder of The Errol McKellar Foundation and a Prostate Cancer survivor.
Errol’s journey with prostate cancer started at the end of 2010 when his wife was complaining about his snoring and how it was difficult for her to get off to sleep. So Errol suggested that she make an appointment with the doctor.
Errol was a mechanic and MOT tester and was out of work for 6 months and when he went back to work, in his first week a man came in to the garage to have some work done on his car and they got chatting about why he was away for so long.
He was the first of the 48 men who came into Errol’s garage who was diagnosed with prostate related issues.
Errol became an ambassador for Prostate Cancer UK along with Linford Christie, David Haye, Danny John-Jules, Viv Anderson and Benjamin Zephaniah fronting many campaigns including their Stronger Knowing More campaign, which encourages black men to get PSA tests.
Errol also became an ambassador for Go Dad Run, which was created in 2013 by triple world champion athlete Colin Jackson to raise awareness of prostate cancer and other men's health issues.
In 2012 Errol was chosen to be one of the Olympic torch- bearers in Hackney and in 2016 Errol’s volunteer work in the community was recognised by the Prime Minister when he was presented with a Points of Light Award.
In 2018, The Errol McKellar Foundation was launched and was invited to 10 Downing Street to talk to the Prime Minister, Secretary of State for Health and the Head of NHS England about the prostate cancer awareness work the new charity would undertake.
In October 2020, Errol was immensely proud to be awarded an MBE in the delayed announcement of the Queen’s Birthday Honour’s List for services to raising the awareness of Prostate Cancer.
The mission at The Errol McKellar Foundation is to talk to as many men and their partners as possible to ensure they are fully aware of the dangers posed by prostate cancer, its potential symptoms and the available tests. We want to stop men from dying through ignorance and fear.
Please come along and support us, we need our community to help us save lives!
**Covid compliant - please ensure social distancing is adhered to and masks must be worn when inside promotional tents & using toilet facilities. Instructions will be provided on the day.
**Parents will be responsible for the safety of their children.
Charity Football Match
On Sunday May 27th Errol McKellar is proud to be organising a very special football match to raise funds for two wonderful charities, Prostate Cancer UK and the Hertfordshire branch of Mind.
Errol McKellar's Celebrity XI will take on Martin Ling's London Legends at Leyton Orient's ground, the Matchroom Stadium, Brisbane Road with the doors opening at 11am for lots of fun activities and the match kicking off at 3pm.
Tickets cost just £5 for 3-6 year olds, £15 for adults and with £10 concessions available as well.
Those confirmed to be attending include former Spurs and West Ham manager Harry Redknapp, Brighton & Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton, Southend United manager Chris Powell, actor Ralf Little, Groundforce builder Tommy Walsh, Apprentice winner Mark Wright, snooker player Mark King, BBC Radio's DJ Spoony, rapper Kano and former Orient legends Dean Cox, Kevin Lisbie, John Mackie, Gary Alexander, Scott McGleish and Matt Joseph.
And please follow us on twitter @TEMF2018 to find out who will be playing or joining us on the day !