Worthing men walk along the beach for The Prostate Cancer Charity

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A GROUP of men took 10,000 steps along Worthing beach, for the 10,000 people that die a year from prostate cancer.

The walk saw the men trek with buckets and banners from The Lido on Marine Parade, to the Bluebird Café in Ferring, as part of a Worthing Steyne Rotary initiative last Saturday.

The 18 men that took the challenge managed to raise more than £1,000 in sponsorship for The Prostate Cancer Charity, with even more collected in the buckets.

Ian Swales, one of the Rotary walkers, said the event was “very successful”, and that he was pleased with the public reaction.

He added: “It was well worth it.

“There was one lady who stopped and put a few quid in the bucket because a member of her family had been affected by prostate cancer.

“I think the people that passed by were very pleased to see we were walking for the cause.”

Next year, organiser Pauline Fox hopes to get more people involved, and is encouraging people to sport their underwear outside their trousers for the walk.

She said: “Race for Life started when a few women went for a walk to raise money for breast cancer. Look at it now. There’s no reason why this can’t be that big.

“To reach £1,000 was more than I had expected so it is really pleasing to know that we will be able to hand this much money to The Prostate Cancer Charity, to support the services they provide.”

According to Cancer Research UK, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK.