Country House backs Jenny’s prostate action
PUBLISHED: 15:23 11 March 2015 | UPDATED: 15:23 11 March 2015
Exmouth is leading the way highlighting prostate cancer when the town becomes the second in the UK to turn a pub over to raising awareness of the disease.
The Country House Inn, in Withycombe Village Road, will temporarily be known as The Men United Arms from March 20-22, where a host of events are being held to highlight prostate cancer.
The Country House Inn becomes the second pub in the UK to become a Men United Arms; the first was the Anchor, Bankside, in London.
As part of a month-long drive to raise awareness of prostate cancer, Exmouth mum-of-three Jenny French is collecting pennies in memory of her much-loved husband.
Jenny, of Phillips Avenue, began collecting pennies for prostate cancer in 2012, after her husband, John, was diagnosed with the disease.
Throughout March, Jenny will collect funds for Prostate Cancer UK, while also highlighting the disease in memory of John.
Jenny’s popular pennies for prostate cancer collection, now in its fourth year, began in earnest this week.
She hopes to collect 10,000 pennies to represent the number of men who die each year from prostate cancer.
Jenny is asking people to donate their spare pennies, which can be left at the Cancer Research shop and Exmouth Photo Services, both on Exmouth’s Parade, and also at the Devoncourt Hotel, Douglas Avenue.
Jenny said: “The aim is always 10,000 pennies. I am hoping to eventually build up to 250,000 pennies, which is currently the number of men living with prostate cancer.”
During Prostate Cancer Awareness month, there will also be a cake sale on Friday, March 13, at the Devon Court Hotel, starting at 10am.
Exmouth’s Men United Arms is hosting live music on Friday, March 20. It will be showing Six Nations rugby on Saturday, March 21, plus holding karaoke.
On Sunday, March 22, a cycle ride sets off from The Strand.
Talks and information about prostate cancer can also be found at the pub over the awareness weekend.
Jenny said she was delighted Exmouth’s involvement with Prostate Cancer UK, and raising awareness of the disease, had increased over the years. “I am really pleased its started to take off in Exmouth,” said Jenny.
● Jenny is supporting the Jurassic Classic cycle ride in August. For more information, visit: www.prostatecanceruk.org/fundraising/event/jurassic-classic
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