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Truckers Raise Awareness

A Pembrokeshire transport company has made a valuable contribution to raising awareness in men of the risks of prostate cancer. M & S Transport Ltd of Croesgoch have recently had the backs of two of their largest transporters painted, at their own cost, with huge posters drawing attention to this increasing problem. The painting was carried out by Boomerang Signs of Crymych.

M & S Transport was co-founded by Stephen and Audrey Phillips and Audrey’s father, Meurig Harries,¬†over 30 years ago and these two of their six lorries cover the length and breadth of the UK and sometimes Ireland as well. Their business, which also includes Croesgoch Farm Stores, deals in all forms of farm supplies, hay, straw and machinery and also livestock haulage.

Brian Harries, Chairman of the Pembrokeshire Friends of Prostate Wales, said, “We don’t know the cause of prostate cancer but it is the most common cancer in Welsh men and more than 550 Welsh men die from this disease every year.

“The risk of a Welshman getting the disease is 1 in every 8 and, if there is a family history of this complaint (a father or brother) the risk increases to 1 in every 3.

“Men who are 48 years or older, and are concerned, should contact their local doctor who will be able to examine the prostate gland and discuss the merits of a prostate blood test -there are many treatment options for prostate cancer, but the best results are always obtained when the cancer is detected early”.

Pictured: Meurig and Mary Harries, Audrey and Stephen Phillips with Prostate Cymru trustee John Daniels and Chairman of the Pembrokeshire Friends of Prostate Cymru Brian Harries.

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