Annual testing event 2023
Sunday November 19th
Our annual PSA testing event in Milton Keynes took place at the WINDMILL HILL GOLF CLUB .
In association with the Graham Fulford Charitable Trust more than 280 men were tested for their PSA levels.
Volunteers from the MK Prostate Cancer Support Group assemble ready to welcome the 280+ men who have responded to our call for testing. The Mayor of Milton Keynes called in on us to lend support for this great cause.
280+ men arrived over a four hour period.
They were registered at arrival.
After responding to a quick questionnaire, they joined a short queue and minutes later were having their blood sample taken.
Four stations were set up and manned by the volunteers at the Graham Fulford Charitable Trust to take blood samples.
A quick but professional process enabled 280+ men to have a blood sample taken.
Most men were in and out of the testing stations in minutes.
Black men have a three times higher risk of getting prostate cancer than white men of the same age, but the risk for Asian and Chinese men is lower.
Andy Thomas who co owns Totally Converged - The Future of Business Communication has donated £500 to MKPCS to help fund the testing.
Andy has signed up for his own test with a smile on his face!
Ciaron Flanagan of MK Dons Supporters club who donated £250.
Ciaron is signed up for his test and is completing the short questionnaire in this photograph.
Mark Hodges from the WINDMILL HILL GOLF CLUB presents Sam Younan from MKPCS with a donation towards the cost of testing as well as giving us the rooms in which the testing could take place.
Hanifa Umar from Community Action: MK drops in to see the work being undertaken to test 280+ men and to better understand the work of MK PCS.