London Welsh is delighted to be hosting the Tenovus Cancer Care ManVan on Saturday 19th November at its Championship fixture with Bedford Blues at Old Deer Park (KO 12pm).
The ManVan is a partnership between three leading health charities – official London Welsh Charity Partner Tenovus Cancer Care, Prostate Cancer UK and The Movember Foundation – to bring the UK’s first ManVan to the roads of Wales, and now they’re making the journey down the M4 to London Welsh.
The ManVan is a converted 38ft American-style motorhome which travels to communities across Wales to support men living with or affected by prostate or testicular cancer.
It provides nursing advice, one-to-one counselling, group support and money advice to men who can’t access services near to them or who may want to talk about their concerns in a less formal setting. Men aren’t always comfortable talking about their worries, so the charities’ have designed a space specifically with them in mind.
“The Club is extremely proud to have Tenovus Cancer Care as one of its official charity partners and we are delighted to welcome the ManVan to London Welsh on Saturday,” said London Welsh chairman Gareth Hawkins.
“The work that Tenovus Cancer Care does, including through its ManVan supporting men affected by prostate or testicular cancer, is amazing. We encourage those coming along to Old Deer Park on Saturday to step on board the ManVan, meet the team and ask any questions they might have.”
Living with cancer can affect all areas of someone’s life; from their finances and emotional wellbeing to their relationships. Which is why the ManVan isn’t just for men. It’s also for their partners too, providing both one-to-one and couples’ counselling.
Around 2,600 men are diagnosed with prostate or testicular cancer every year in Wales and that incidence of prostate cancer is 25% higher in Wales than in the UK overall. As survival rates improve, each year there are even more men living with and beyond cancer.
The charity will also be present at the ground for a bucket collection on Saturday during the match so please give generously.