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PK Motors raises £7,500 for Prostate Cancer UK

Independent motor retailer PK Motors has raised £7,526.50 for Prostate Cancer UK at its annual charity golf day held at Northumberland's Matfen Hall golf course.

The Newcastle-based dealer invited local businesses and its customers to take part in the event and raise awareness of the disease.

Receiving the donation cheque on behalf of Prostate Cancer UK was former Olympic gold Medallist and World Record Holder, Jonathan Edwards CBE, who along with others helped raise the figure for the charity. 

Paul Keighley, owner of PK Motors, Swalwell, said: "I have a friend who is receiving treatment for prostate cancer and I therefore decided to hold my annual charity golf day in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.  

"We had a fabulous day's golf and I would personally like to thank everyone and all the businesses who took part and gave up their valuable time and contributed their hard-earned money to help this worthwhile cause." 

The total figure raised was boosted by a raffle and auction at the golf day and Paul's personal Just Giving page. 

Tracey Pritchard, director of Fundraising and Supporter Engagement at Prostate Cancer UK, said: “We thank Paul and everyone who took part in the charity golf day for going the extra mile.

“Prostate cancer is now the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK, but due to the impact of Covid-19, our life-saving research is at risk. However, we can protect research into better tests and treatments to stop prostate cancer being a killer, through people supporting us like Paul.”

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