Lorries painted to raise awareness of cancer

By County Echo Reporter in Local People

A PEMBROKESHIRE transport company has made a valuable contribution to raising awareness in men of the risks of prostate cancer.

M & S Transport Ltd of Croesgoch has recently had the backs of two of their largest transporters painted, at their own cost, with huge posters drawing attention to this increasing problem.

The painting was carried out by Boomerang Signs of Crymych.

M & S Transport was co-founded by Meurig and Mary Harries and their daughter and son in law, Anthea and Stephen Phillips over 30 years ago, and these two of their six lorries cover the length and breadth of the UK and sometimes Ireland as well.

Their business, which also includes Croesgoch Farm Stores, deals in all forms of farm supplies, hay, straw and machinery and also livestock haulage.

Brian Harries, chairman of the Pembrokeshire Friends of Prostate Wales, said: “We don’t know the cause of prostate cancer but it is the most common cancer in Welsh men and more than 550 Welsh men die from this disease every year. The risk of a Welshman getting the disease is one in every eight and, if there is a family history of this complaint (a father or brother) the risk increases to one in every three.

"Men who are 48 years or older, and are concerned, should contact their local doctor who will be able to examine the prostate gland and discuss the merits of a prostate blood test -there are many treatment options for prostate cancer, but the best results are always obtained when the cancer is detected early”.

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