Prostate Buddies D&G could not exist without the generous donations we receive, recently the Dumfries Lions Club offered us £1000 to help towards the West Sound adverts & recordings. More support has come from the locals at the Spread Eagle in Dumfries who are currently totting up the money from the sales of their calendar. These are just two of the larger donations, however we are extremely grateful for any and all the donations received.
Our Prostate Buddies Ambassador Craig was very busy through 2019, raising funds with Half & Full marathons, Tough Mudder and 10k runs, he has promised to raise more again during 2020, his first activity will be on April 23rd when along with his pal Stephen Wells, Craig will cycle the South West 300 in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care and Prostate Buddies D&G.The route will start in Lockerbie, head to Dumfries and follow the coast round to Girvan, from there they will head across country to Abington then head south back to Lockerbie. The challenge will finish on the 25th of April at Station Square in Lockerbie. 300 miles in 3 days on bikes (now that is some challenge!). We are in the process of setting up a Virgin Money Giving page, so please look out for this on our facebook page as in comes on-line, when you will then be able to sponsor the cyclists and if you are available to cheer them as they pass. We will post their travel plans on our social media platform to get them the best support.
Good luck guys – rather you than me! You can sponsor the guys by following this link: Pedal Against Cancer 2020
Prostate Buddies D & G is manned entirely by volunteers who want to help other men come to terms with their diagnosis.
We are fortunate to have use of the facilities at the Dumfries Baptist Church Centre & the Creebridge House Hotel in Newton Stewart, where we hold our monthly meetings – however these facilities are not free but are dependant on external funding. We are also very fortunate in that our website is sponsored by Annandale Financial Services, for which we are very grateful.
For Prostate Buddies to provide the level of on-going support we would wish for, takes money. If you would like to make a donation to the Prostate Buddies D&G Charity, you can do so to any of the founder members at our monthly meetings. We had a “Just Giving” charity page connected to this website, however it is now closed & we will shortly start a “Virgin Money Giving” page to allow us to continue with the level of support that is required as more and more men are diagnosed with Prostate Cancer. If you can afford it, please make a donation – however small, so we can fulfil our mission statement and continue to support the recently diagnosed men of D&G and offer them the same moral and emotional support that we offer current sufferers – You can donate by following the link below, thank you.
You can donate to Prostate Buddies D&G through the collection boxes located in any branch of Boots the Chemist situated in Dumfries & Galloway, at the Spread Eagle Inn Dumfries, the Dumfries Baptist Church Centre, or hand in any donation to The Chairman, at Annandale Financial Services Buccleuch St Dumfries, or to the treasurer at St Michael’s Services St Michael St Dumfries.
In the meantime if you wish to give further support to the official charities who are helping us help you – please visit the websites directly, via the links below.
Where there’s a will, there’s a way to help life live on.
Finally, have you considered leaving a legacy in your will for a charity of your choice? Leaving a gift in your will is one of the biggest differences you can make to help people with cancer live life as fully as they can. We think of our loved ones, our community and we also think about how our impact can reach even further. By choosing to leave a gift in your will, there’s a way to leave something behind for loved ones as well as those that may need it the most.
We understand that this is a big personal decision, but by taking these small steps now, you will have a big impact for years to come.
MacMillan Cancer Support have created a handy booklet that will give you a good understanding of why you should consider leaving a gift in your will. It includes practical tools and information on how to leave a gift and information about what kinds of gift you can leave. Follow the link below.