Young Farmers Support Prostate Cymru

Dai Davies and Brian Harries of Pembrokeshire Friends of Prostate Cymru recently attended a meeting of the Eglwyswrw Young Farmers Club in North Pembrokeshire and were welcomed by Carys Vaughan who is their immediate past chairman. Eglwyswrw is one of the biggest clubs in Wales and has a distinguished record, not only for success in YFC activities, but also for sterling work in the community as well as raising substantial sums of money for charity.

Carys chose to support Prostate Cymru from monies raised during her year in office, and as she explained to Dai and Brian, she was very much influenced by the fact that her grandfather is being successfully treated for prostate disease. The money was raised by organising a barn dance, a whist drive and harvest festival.

The young members were very receptive to information about prostate disease and how it affects so many men in Wales. They also understood the importance of sharing information with family and friends to increase awareness and how important early detection of prostate cancer was. Consultant Urologist Andy Thomas, who is the chairman of Prostate Cymru, stated recently that research shows that cases of prostate cancer which were detected early have a 99 per cent chance of surviving at least ten years.

Pictured: Carys Vaughan presenting a cheque of £1000 in support of Prostate Cymru to Brian Harries and Dai Davies.

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