Robert says thanks for helping Dad

Robert Denholm hands over a to Prostate Cancer UK volunteer Neil Armstrong
Robert Denholm hands over a to Prostate Cancer UK volunteer Neil Armstrong

Bellshill man Robert Denholm put on his running shoes for a 10k run in Crieff to raise £1,000 for Prostate Cancer UK volunteer service.

Robert (36), who lives in Myers Court, wanted to do something in gratitude for the help given to his father, also Robert, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer a year ago.

He was supported with donations from family, friends and workmates and the two Roberts have expressed gratitude to everyone who contributed.

This was the second charity run by Robert who, after serving six years in the RAF, raised money for Erskine Hospital.

He now works as a dive technician for support vessels.

Robert is grateful to all the help given to his dad following his cancer diagnosis including medical staff at the Beatson and the volunteer service at Lanarkshire’s Maggie’s Centre, now based at Monklands Hospital.

Dad Robert could not undergo radiotherapy because of other health issues.

But as an alternative doctors were able to effect a radioactive seed implant which controlled the illness.

One year on, Robert is still under the watchful eye of the Beatson and he is happy with the results of his treatment.

Prostate Cancer UK have also given great support and son Robert was happy to hand over £1,000 to Neil Armstrong who is a volunteer with the organisation.

The Lanarkshire group meets on the third Thursday of the month in the Maggie’s Centre.

It was praised recently for its role in a national campaign to secure universal standards of care and support for men with the disease after they lobbied Lanarkshire MSPs on the matter.

Robert said: “The group have been really helpful and I thank them for the support they have given to me and to others in the same position.”