Saying pants to cancer

PUBLISHED: 12:40 30 March 2006 | UPDATED: 09:53 06 May 2010

Putting on their pants

Putting on their pants

THEY were painting their pants last weekend in Hitchin town centre to raise money and awareness about prostate cancer. The Hitchin Tilehouse Rotary Club organised a day of events on Saturday, which included PANTS - Prostate Also Needs Tilehouse Support. P

THEY were painting their pants last weekend in Hitchin town centre to raise money and awareness about prostate cancer.

The Hitchin Tilehouse Rotary Club organised a day of events on Saturday, which included PANTS - Prostate Also Needs Tilehouse Support.

People came along and painted their pants to enter into the undies competition and joined in other fundraising games including a Hitchin Grand Prix.

Organiser Maggie Dye said: "This event is our major fundraiser for the benefit of a prostate charity and coincides with National Prostate Awareness Week."

Prostate cancer is the most common male cancer in the UK and every year over 30,000 men are diagnosed with the disease and 10,000 men die from it, which is more than one man every hour.

Prostate cancer does not just affect men - it also affects their friends and family.

During Prostate Cancer Awareness Week campaigners have been working to get information out to as many people as possible, and Hitchin Tilehouse Rotary Club were attempting to do just that on Saturday.

Maggie said: "We raised over £1,300 for The Prostate Cancer Charity and sold over 45 pairs of pants. We'll be doing it again next year, but until then eat more kiwis!


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