A local radio presenter is set to walk around the Isle of Cumbrae in order to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.

Norie B, who is a presenter on Irvine Beat FM, decided to organise a March for Men after he was diagnosed with prostate cancer earlier this year.

The March for Men challenge will see Norie and others walk over 10.2 miles around the Isle of Cumbrae on September 30 with the radio presenter hoping to raise over £1000 to help combat the disease.

Norie said: “Being diagnosed was a shock. I felt as if I had been hit in the head by a baseball bat.

“After coming to terms with the diagnosis, I then decided I was going to fight the disease and after doing a bit of research I discovered prostate cancer was known as the silent killer. This gave me the inspiration to organise the walk so I can raise awareness and much needed money to help beat the disease.”

He added: “Ignoring prostate cancer won’t beat it, so it’s time to join the fight and get the word out there.”

Each year in the UK more than 11,000 men die from prostate cancer with the disease set to become the most commonly diagnosed cancer of all in the UK by 2030.

James Beeby, Director of Fundraising at Prostate Cancer UK, said: “It’s fantastic to see that Norie has decided to organise this walk to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK. We want to encourage as many people as possible to take part and help us raise £1 million through March for Men.”

He continued: “Currently one man an hour dies from prostate cancer in the UK and based on current trends, by 2030 prostate cancer is predicted to be the most common cancer overall. Whether you are doing a local walk or an epic challenge, you’ll be helping us push for real change, from more effective testing to better treatments.”

You can sponsor Norie by visiting his Just Giving page at: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/noriesmarchformen