UK Golf News    23rd Aug, 2021 by ukclubgolfer.co.uk

‘I WANT TO GET INVOLVED TO SHOW SUPPORT’

Major champ Danny Willett says he’s inspired by fellow Yorkshire golfer and wants to do his bit to raise awareness of prostate cancer.

I was proud and honoured to be chosen to host the 2021 Betfred British Masters at The Belfry this May – and when I was asked to choose a charity to support I picked Prostate Cancer UK.

After hearing about the inspiring work of John Brownless, below, an ambassador for the charity, I chose Prostate Cancer UK for this year’s tournament so I could proudly wear my ‘Man of Men’ badge and have the charity’s logo on the bag to represent everyone in the fight against prostate cancer – a disease killing one man every 45 minutes in the UK.

Prostate Cancer UK wants to change that. They want to raise money to fund world-beating research that will, in the next few years, transform how prostate cancer is diagnosed and treated.

That really will change the game for men and their loved ones.

The Prostate Cancer UK ‘man of men’ logo is such a striking image across sport – so I’m proud and delighted to sport that iconic image on my golf bag.

Raising awareness of this deadly disease is something I felt I had to do after hearing the story of my fellow Yorkshireman John Brownless.

He has raised more than £50,000 for the charity, and it was one such charity day a couple of years ago that really captured my attention. Finding out about his tireless work raising funds to try and beat this disease, not to mention hearing stories of men joyfully sprinting across the golf course to thank him for saving their lives highlights just what a special guy he is.

John is a man who has come through prostate cancer. He knows about that long journey. But surviving is not enough for him. He wants others to be clear on their risk of the disease and by holding golf days and educating others he continues to play a vital role.

I wanted to get involved, and by showcasing the ‘Man of Men’ on my golf bag I’m showing support to John and the 400,000 men affected by this disease in the UK – and raising awareness about this disease across the globe. The Betfred British Masters is one of the highlights of the British golfing calendar, and a great way to ensure everyone who watches the event understands and recognises the issues around prostate cancer and are inspired to get behind us and support Prostate Cancer UK this summer.

If you want to know more about prostate cancer, get a “Man of Men” badge like mine and find out more about Prostate Cancer UK’s work in golf visit prostatecanceruk.org/golf


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