In the morning they held a fundraising Dads and Lads Fun Run to raise money for their prostate cancer testing programme. In February this year they paid for around 350 men to have blood tests to check for prostate cancer. If you were OK you got a green letter, if you need a bit of further investigation you got an amber letter and if you needed a urgent check, a red letter. Several red letters were sent after this session and lives saved! What a great thing to do.
Alongside the usual fair stalls selling food, bouncy castles and popcorn vendors ManiChem were providing free diabetes tests. Being a curious sort I got tested. Another great service.
It was so interesting to hear about the things the Lions Club of Reading do in the community. Everyone was clearly having a great time at the fun day and the sun was (mostly) shining. I look forward to meeting up with the Lions during my year as Deputy Mayor.
|The Army Cadets provided music!|
|With my excellent host, David Hitchins|