Young north Derbyshire woman organising fundraising walk to raise awareness of prostate cancer after her granddad was diagnosed

A young north Derbyshire woman is raising awareness of prostate cancer after her granddad was diagnosed last year.

Amy Symons, of Middlecroft, near Staveley, is organising a fundraising walk on July 7 from Staveley Canal Basin to Tapton Lock.

Amy Symons with her grandpa Douglas Spencer.

Amy Symons with her grandpa Douglas Spencer.

The 20-year-old is also planning coffee mornings, a fair and a bingo night.

She is hoping to raise around £500 for prostate cancer and is encouraging as many people as possible to come along.

“Late last year I found out that my grandpa has prostate cancer and I want to do everything I can to help him and other men who have suffered, are suffering or who have passed away from it,” she said.

“When I found out it really hit home because I am so close to him.

“I wanted to do this for him because it will make him proud.”

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Amy’s granddad Douglas Spencer, 75, is bravely battling the disease and having regular appointments.

Amy, who works in the Crown and Anchor pub in Chesterfield, said: “He is doing okay. He has his ups and downs.”

She added: “It is for my granddad but all men as well. I will probably be emotional on the day. He will start crying and that will set me off.”

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