Altrincham are delighted to announce that we will be welcoming Neil Fachie OBE, Dan Rowe and Tony Collier BEM to The J.Davidson Stadium next Thursday evening as part of a week of special activities aimed at turning the spotlight on men's health issues in the area.
Entitled Paint Atrincham Blue, the programme of events is designed to raise awareness of prostate cancer, testicular cancer, men's mental health and other health issues.
Running from Monday, November 7th to Saturday the 12th, one of the highlights of the week will be on Thursday, when multiple paralympic gold medal winner Neil delivers a talk about triumphing over health adversity, Dan, from AndysManClub in Altrincham, gives an address on men's mental health and Tony speaks about prostate cancer awareness.
Tony will be drawing on personal experience after going from training for an ultra marathon to a terminal diagnosis in the space of 36 hours, and he said:
“I was unfortunately diagnosed with advanced stage prostate cancer in 2017,
aged 60. Since then, I have been an ambassador, awareness speaker, volunteer and fundraiser for Prostate Cancer UK.
"The aim of ‘Paint Altrincham Blue’ is to raise awareness of prostate cancer as
well as other men’s health issues, including testicular cancer and mental health, and to save men’s lives. I’m enormously grateful to everyone who is involved in the week of activity.”
The evening next Thursday starts at 7.30pm in the Community Sports Hall at The J.Davidson Stadium, and everyone is welcome, free of charge (Register on Eventbrite.co.uk).
In addition, at the Altrincham v York City match on Saturday the 12th, the players will be warming up wearing Prostate Cancer UK tops, and there will be a pre-match bucket collection.
If you would like to find out more, why not join Tony for a sandwich and a pint at The Station Hotel on Monday the 7th, from 1pm, or in the Stamford Quarter’s ‘Not So Secret Garden’ between 10am and midday on Saturday the 12th.