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Our launch night on 26th June 2019

Attended by the Advice and Information Co-ordinator for Prostate Scotland, Mae Bell, who gave a very interesting presentation about what the Prostate Scotland charity does and how their funds help them to produce the broad range information leaflets that they distribute. The launch meeting was very well attended, including a number of men who came along to meet the buddies and talk.

Our Chairman Roly, opened the meeting and welcomed all the attendees, especially the Deputy Lord Leitenant of Dumfries. He thanked the 3rd Sector for all their admin help in setting up the charity, and a huge thank you to Stella Milsom of the local MacMillan Cancer Support Group for their kind donation towards the group set up costs.

In the photograph L>R are: Stella Milsom (MacMillan Support), Mae Bell (Prostate Scotland), Founder Buddy Jim Monro, Founder Chairman Roly Proudlock, Founder Buddy Scott McColl, Founder Treasurer Andrew Edgar, Deputy Lord Leitenant Alison Hall & Founder Buddy Keiran McGovern.

Our meetings will be held on the last Wednesday of each month at the Dumfries Baptist Church Centre from 7pm – 9pm and also, at the Creebridge House Hotel Newton Stewart on the first Tuesday of each month from 7pm – 9pm.  As the word spreads we hope for more attendees, along with their partners/family. We are here to help with moral and emotional support to help you through your diagnosis.

News, help & advice and resources we’ve found useful including support from Maggie’s and guidance from Prostate Scotland along with some great video content.

Maggie’s Centres –  How they can help.

Practical, emotional and social support.

Maggie’s – Edinburgh

Diets and Healthier Lifestyle Choices

Prostate Scotland – Diet, supplements & lifestyle

Pull your finger out

Prostate Scotland: “Pull your finger out” Campaign – This is the latest Scotland wide initiative aimed at encouraging both greater awareness of prostate disease and its symptoms, and encouraging more men who become aware of potential signs and symptoms to get these checked. Because prostate disease is a major issue but a little known problem!

Watch “Pull Your Finger Out” advert – http://314814028

Ian Annand’s video – Prostate Scotland

Prostate Cancer Symptoms and the P.S.A.Test

Watch these helpful and insightful videos via the links below:

Mr Rick Popert – London Bridge Urology – Prostate Cancer Warning Signs, Diagnosis & Treatment

Grant Stott interviews Craig Levein about his experience – Craig Levein Interview

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