A JCB employee is marching into this month with a mission - to raise awareness and funds for a charity close to his heart.
Warehouse employee Andy Smith, who works at the JCB World Parts Centre, Uttoxeter, is walking 11,000 steps every day throughout March to raise awareness of prostate cancer, which kills 11,000 men every year.
Andy, 60, of Alton has taken on the challenge in memory of his uncle, Gerald, who died of prostate cancer in 2009, aged just 52. He aims to raise £1,000 for Prostate Cancer UK’s ‘March the Month’ campaign as well as raising awareness of the importance of regularly checking for symptoms and seeking early medical advice.
Andy Smith | JCB Wharehouse Employee
“The 11,000 steps challenge is easily achievable for me every day because I’m always on my feet at work and I walk my dogs, Frankie and Gracie, but it is really important to me that I raise awareness about it and help the charity all I can. I did the challenge in 2021 and then couldn’t complete it last year as I had Covid, so this year I am determined to do my bit.”
To support Andy and donate to his £1,000 fundraising target visit I'm taking on March the Month (prostatecanceruk.org)