BURGESS Tony Collier, the current Provost of Altrincham, suffers from terminal prostate cancer and he is determined that other men shouldn’t suffer the same fate.

So, in conjunction with Altrincham Unlimited he plans to raise awareness by 'Painting Altrincham Blue'.

Altrincham has, for three years, painted itself pink to raise awareness of breast cancer so Tony thinks it is time attention was drawn not only to prostate cancer but also to testicular cancer and men’s mental health.

He hopes to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK, Orchid, a small testicular cancer charity and MIND.

Altrincham Unlimited has sent out letters, signed by Tony, to every business in Altrincham inviting them to support the venture which runs from November 2 to 7.

Tony said: “We are hoping that lots of buildings, including the town hall, will be illuminated in blue.

“It would be good if some of the bars could serve blue cocktails or cafes, blue cakes.”

The highlight of the event will come on Saturday, November 7 when a Heritage/Health Walk will take place.

Walkers will start nears the soldier war memorial in Hale and, subject to permission, will finish in Stamford Square, Altrincham. Participants can commence any time between 10ama and 2pm and they will self-guide after they have downloaded a special map.The map will show landmarks taking in the town's heritage sites whilst presenting facts about health.

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