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Paragon Bank’s ‘Stadium Strollers’ raise over £3k for Prostate Cancer UK with West Midlands football ground walk 

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Paragon Banking Group’s ‘Stadium Strollers’ took on a 26 mile walk across six football grounds across the West Midlands, raising £3,192 for Prostate Cancer UK.  

On Saturday 26 November, Paragon employees took on a walking challenge of 26-miles to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK. The Stadium Strollers were organised by the bank’s Group Test and Release Manager, Ian Kembery.

The 26-mile march commenced at Wolves’ Molineux Stadium and continued on to Bescot Stadium (Walsall FC), West Bromwich Albion’s The Hawthorns, Villa Park (Aston Villa FC), St Andrew’s at Birmingham City, before ending their marathon walking challenge at The ArmCo Arena, the home of Solihull Moors FC. Arena.

The leading men’s health charity, Prostate Cancer UK has a simple ambition – to stop the disease from damaging the lives of men and their families. The charity has invested over £37 million into research and support for men. One in 8 men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime but with the support from Prostate Cancer UK, 2,300 men every year with advanced prostate cancer now benefit from radiotherapy and over 15,000 people are supported by Prostate Cancer UK’s Specialist Nurses.

Ian Kembery, Group Test & Release Manager said: “We decided to take on the challenge for Prostate Cancer UK because most of us are at an age where we need to be very aware of our health and sadly have family, friends and colleagues who have experienced cancer in one form or another. Earlier this year my cousin was diagnosed with prostate cancer and underwent chemotherapy which has seen his PSA level drop to 0.001. He is now receiving radiotherapy with a very bright outlook.

“We are delighted to have organised the challenge to help support Prostate Cancer UK and raise much needed awareness of the disease.”

Nicola Tallett, Director of Fundraising & Supporter Engagement at Prostate Cancer UK, said: “Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, with one in eight getting diagnosed. We are so grateful for the dedication of this group and so many others across the UK, who help Prostate Cancer UK fund scientific research to stop this disease damaging the lives of men and their loved ones.

“Everyone who supports Prostate Cancer UK has their own story, some heart-breaking and others heart-warming, but all united with a common aim to see a world where men’s lives are not limited by prostate cancer. We thank the Stadium Strollers for literally going that extra mile and joining us in our promise and commitment.”

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Notes to editors:

Paragon Bank PLC a subsidiary of the Paragon Banking Group PLC which is a FTSE 250 company based in Solihull in the West Midlands. Established in 1985, Paragon Banking Group PLC has over £13 billion of assets under management and manages over 450,000 customer accounts.

Paragon Bank PLC is authorised and regulated by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Registered in England number 05390593. Registered office 51 Homer Road, Solihull, West Midlands, B91 3QJ. Paragon Bank PLC is registered on the Financial Services Register under the firm reference number 604551.