Prostate Cancer Ambassador Charity Event in Gladstone Park
People are invited to a ‘walk and talk’ event to raise awareness about prostate cancer and help raise funds for a mobile unit.
The 5km charity walk takes place in Gladstone Park, Dollis Hill Lane, this Sunday July 25 from 10am to 2pm and “may include some famous faces”.
Errol McKellar MBE, a Brent-born and Brent-raised Prostate Cancer Ambassador, is hosting the event.
“I am asking men and women to come and donate £ 20 to walk and talk, get people talking and exercise people,” he said. “Brent Council gave us the park for the afternoon and we can fit 500 people in, all walking and talking.”
More than 400 people have already registered.
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The funds will go to a mobile unit where men can get tested for prostate cancer.
Errol was offered a “simple blood test” that changed the course of his life at the age of 53.
He revealed he had prostate cancer and made it his mission to get men tested.
“I want to get a mobile test vehicle to take around the country, test the people in the vehicle and give them a result in this mobile vehicle. Nobody has ever done that. We have NHS clearance, we don’t just don’t have the vehicle yet.
“Wembley [Stadium] wants to have my vehicle at the stadium when they play games.
“The Football League wants to have the vehicle for 92 of their clubs. If we get the first one, we know that won’t be a problem.”
Born in Harlesden, Errol was a student at Princess Frederica Elementary School and Alperton High School, before taking his father’s advice and training as a mechanic at a garage on Preston Avenue.
By the age of 34, he moved to Hackney and set up his own garage there, which turned into a platform after his own cancer diagnosis at 53 to encourage male motorists to do so. test.
This year he was named a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) on the Queen’s Birthday Honors List for service to prostate cancer, but did not yet been to the palace.
“I hope a few famous faces will join the walk, but you have to come and find out who they are.”
Visit https://gladstonepark.eventbrite.co.uk. Children under 16 come for free.