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Memorial Walk Helps Sufferers

THE St David’s Penknife Club Memorial Walk raised more than £2,000 for Pembrokeshire Friends of Prostate Cancer Cymru.

The annual walk, which took place on Sunday, May 4, is traditionally held in memory of club members who have passed away, but this year it supported a current member who is recovering from illness.

Seventy local people and visitors travelled through the centre of the city, up to St Davids airfield, then on to the oldest working woollen mill in Pembrokeshire at Middle Mill, and finished up for a well deserved refreshment at The Ship Inn in Solva.

The walkers were treated to a talk by Ray Williams, the former Welsh Rugby Union secretary, who is the senior ambassador for Prostate Cymru and the newly-elected chairman of the Pembrokeshire Friends of Prostate Cymru.

Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer in men and in the UK; one in nine men will get prostate cancer at some point in their lives. It is curable if discovered at the early stage.

The money raised from the walk will go towards Operation Robot to fund a sophisticated Da Vinci Robot that uses advanced keyhole surgery to help shorten hospital stays for sufferers in Wales, to reduce the trauma to the body during the operation, and increase recovery time.

A spokesman from the Penknife Club said: “A big thank you to all the walkers and supporters who gave so generously for this valuable cause.”

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