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The UK’s Snooker fraternity prepare to participate in the first ever Snooker Expo for Prostate Cancer UK

Founder and Jamaica’s No.1 Pool Player Jason Lawrence, 46 from Bolton, is organising the National Snooker Expo 2018 to help raise money for Prostate Cancer UK. The new project aims to bring both cue-sport players and the billiard industry together under one roof, offering tournaments and trading platforms.

Professional Pool Player Jason is hoping to raise a substantial amount by inviting snooker players, ranging from juniors and female cue sport enthusiasts, through to seasoned professionals, to test their skills against their peers. The event will take place at Hazel Grove Snooker Club, Stockport on 26-27th May 2018, to help save men’s lives.

Mr. Lawrence was inspired to organise the event for Prostate Cancer UK after watching a short documentary on Sky Sports’ popular TV programme, Soccer Saturday.

“I decided to organise this event for Prostate Cancer UK because I was receiving so much positive feedback from both snooker players and the cue-sport industry. Through this event, I hope to educate more men about prostate cancer and encourage them to be less afraid of it and talk more about it.

“I am really looking forward to the event and I’m delighted to be raising awareness and much needed money to help beat prostate cancer.”

James Beeby, Director of Fundraising at Prostate Cancer UK, said: “It’s fantastic to see that Jason has organised the National Snooker Expo to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK. It is an incredible effort, one that will help us make prostate cancer a disease that the next generation of men do not fear.

“Currently one man every 45 minutes dies from prostate cancer in the UK. That’s more than 11,000 men a year and by 2030, prostate cancer is set to become the most commonly diagnosed cancer of all in the UK. So whatever you do together, big or small, you’ll be helping us push for real change, from more effective testing to better treatments.”

To help the National Snooker Expo continue to raise money visit:
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/nationalsnookerexpo

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For more information please contact:

pressoffice@prostatecanceruk.org or call 07984 325001

Notes to Editors

About Prostate Cancer UK
Prostate Cancer UK has a simple ambition – to stop men dying from prostate cancer.
As the number of men diagnosed with prostate cancer continues to rise (making it the most common of all cancers by 2030), now is the time to take control. Through shifting the science over the next 10 years to focus on radical improvements in diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and support, we will stop prostate cancer being a killer.
Ignoring prostate cancer won’t beat it, so join the fight.

Key Headline Statistics
More than 11,000 men die from prostate cancer in the UK each year – that’s one man every 45 minutes.
It’s the most common cancer in men, with over 330,000 living with and after the disease in the UK.
Prostate cancer is set to become the most commonly diagnosed cancer of all in the UK by 2030 – which is why we must all act now to curb its power to kill.
Men over 50, black men and men with a family history of prostate cancer all face a higher than average risk of the disease.
Prostate cancer treatment often causes devastating, long term side-effects.  Incontinence and erectile dysfunction strike at the heart of what it means to be a man.
Anyone with concerns about prostate cancer may contact Prostate Cancer UK’s Specialist Nurses in confidence on 0800 074 8383 or online via the Live Chat instant messaging service: prostatecanceruk.org. The Specialist Nurse phone service is free to landlines and open from 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday with late opening until 8pm on Wednesdays.
Visit prostatecanceruk.org now to help beat this disease.

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