A WORCESTERSHIRE law firm has made a generous donation to Prostate Cancer UK following the Go Dad Run earlier this year.

The donation of £1,000 from Mfg Solicitors was in support of city businessman Edward Kimpton, who took part in the 6K run that took place at the Worcester racecourse in July.

The donation is set to help the charity with their research and awareness campaigns, and to get men across the country early detection and effective treatment of prostate cancer.

Helen Gough, a senior associate at the firm, said: "Raising awareness of prostate cancer is a matter very close to my heart given that I lost my father 12 years ago to the disease.

"We were therefore delighted to support Edward and the charity with our donation this year which will go towards finding a cure, and supporting organisations such as Worcester’s St Richard’s Hospice, who help to care for those with the disease.

“It means a lot to us to go that extra mile. It's a tragedy that so many men die needlessly of the disease every year, both as a result of lack of awareness and the fact that simple tests are not done as standard”.

Mr Kimpton said: “I am extremely grateful to Helen and the team at Mfg Solicitors for not only supporting us, but for such a generous donation to a charity which does so much for so many.

"The firm has always been strong supporters of the event.”

Mr Kimpton has now raised a total of £2,024 over the past three annual events.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, with more than 10,000 men dying every year.