Obesity and prostate cancer

Last weekend a friend mentioned he’d recently heard a fascinating after-dinner speech at a golf club dinner. The speaker was Declan Cahill, a leading prostate cancer surgeon at the Royal Marsden. (Coincidentally, the Royal Marsden is where Stuart was treated.) My friend said he’d never seen a room so focused on what the speaker was …

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Personalised Kit Ready

All our personalised kit for the hike has now been received, and I’ve bagged each set ready for distribution. Derek is heading up to Broughty Ferry and will take the majority of it with him. Those sets for the Brothers coming from overseas will be kept securely until May. We each have a couple of …

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Launch of Website

Today saw the official opening of our website; exactly 6 months before we take our first steps on the West Highland Way. It’s been under wraps as we’ve been building it, but this blog started early so that you can follow our progress from the start. We’ve also received our first donations via JustGiving; many …

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Under Way

We’re getting some momentum now. Stu’s Band of Brothers is at full complement for the walk – fifteen being the maximum we can accommodate at this time. We’ve started work on our website, and connected with Prostate Cancer UK. We won’t be making the material for our t-shirts, but we’re planning to do as much …

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Stuart’s Funeral

Today was Stuart’s funeral. Due to lockdown, travelling distances, etc., it was the first time for ages some of us had met up, and we couldn’t possibly have envisaged it would be under such sad, desperate circumstances. We knew he had been ill, but I’m not sure most of us realised quite how ill until …

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