Ellesmere Port RUFC held 'A Social Evening with Sale Sharks' attended by players Chris Cusiter and Mark Cueto for Prostate Cancer UK.

Ellesmere Port RUFC raised more than £250 by playing host to the evening in Whitby Sports and Social Club, Ellesmere Port, to help the charity to continue supporting men living with prostate cancer in the UK.

Chris Cusiter and Mark Cueto have both been international rugby players for their respective nations Scotland and England, as well as the British and Irish Lions.

Chris and Mark were happy to answer questions put to them by Ellesmere Port’s Sale Sharks liaison officer, Andy Joyce.

Members of the audience were invited to put their own question to both players, while everyone that attended had a chance to have their photographs taken with Chris and Mark.

Sale Sharks players Chris Cusiter and Mark Cueto with a young fan
 

Chris is an ambassador for Prostate Cancer UK and spoke of his reasons for taking on the role, having lost his father to the illness in 2010.

Andy Joyce was inspired to organise the event for Prostate Cancer UK after his brother Dave was diagnosed with prostate cancer this summer.

Andy said: "I decided to organise the event for Prostate Cancer UK because our family has a history of prostate cancer.

"My father was diagnosed with prostate cancer about six years ago and was treated successfully, unfortunately my father died recently for an unrelated reason.

"However my brother, Dave, during this time had been diagnosed with the illness and is currently undergoing treatment.

"It has also since come to light that my grandfather also had the illness when he died a number of years ago.

"I am delighted that I arranged the event to raise awareness and much-needed money to help the fight against prostate cancer.

"I would like to thank Heaton’s Office Equipment, Charley’s Ceramics, Carole Anne’s Florist, Blue Planet Aquarium, Jabula Restaurant and Sale Sharks for the generous donations for raffle prizes."

Mark Bishop, director of fundraising at Prostate Cancer UK, said: "We would like to thank Ellesmere Port RUFC for raising funds for Prostate Cancer UK.

"It is with support like this that we can help provide dedicated support and information to men and their families affected by prostate cancer and fund research to help fight the disease."

Prostate Cancer UK is currently engaged in its high-profile 'Men United v Prostate Cancer' campaign, which aims to build a united front of men against the disease.