THE shoppers and staff at Cowdenbeath's Morrisons store have championed the cause of Prostate Scotland.

The staff at the High Street store are delighted to advise that yet again their customers have shown their support and generosity by raising £850 for Prostate Scotland through a bucket collection at the checkouts and Pharmacy.

The store staff had the pleasure of presenting a cheque to Morag Idan, Communications & Support Care Officer for the charity.

Morag advised: "Your support will be a wonderful help to us in our work to enable many more men and their families across Scotland to have access to information about the most common cancer in men in Scotland".

Prostate Scotland is a Scottish charity set up to provide information, advice and help on prostate health and diseases, test and treatments.

Nearly 1 in 2 men in Scotland will be affected by prostate disease at some stage of their lives and 1 in 10 are likely to develop prostate cancer. Their Mission is to ‘inform, educate, support, campaign and advance on prostate disease in Scotland’.

Morag added: "We provide a range of information about prostate disease and its treatments, work across Scotland to raise awareness, and have recently undertaken and completed the Blue Horizon Robot Appeal, successfully raising £2.8m to help bring about and support robot assisted prostate cancer surgery in the east and west of Scotland, with a robot in Edinburgh and Glasgow respectively.

"The charity also undertakes and supports research into the needs and perspectives of prostate patients in Scotland. This includes the taking forward of a joint research project with the Cancer Care Research Centre at the University of Stirling in to the future services and treatment needs of men with the prostate cancer in Scotland".

Debbie Graham, the community champion at the Cowdenbeath store said: "Once again or customers have brilliantly supported a bucket collection we have put forward and we warmly thank them."