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Gorleston charity gig in aid of Prostate Cancer UK as musicians rally around performer

PUBLISHED: 16:28 11 August 2017 | UPDATED: 16:43 11 August 2017

Greg Doggett has organised the gig. Picture: Greg Doggett

Greg Doggett has organised the gig. Picture: Greg Doggett

Greg Doggett

Raising money for the Prostate Cancer UK charity

A charity gig night in aid of Prostate Cancer UK will be taking place in Gorleston as musicians rally around a popular performer diagnosed with the disease.

The night of blues and rock will be taking place at the Dock Tavern on Saturday, August 19 at 9pm and will see the group Dirty Dog take to the stage with guest vocalists.

Greg Dogget organised the event in aid of his friend and singer Rob Whiting who has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Mr Doggett, who will also be performing, said: “I know Rob really well and I used to play in a band with him a couple of years ago.

“I wanted to put on the gig night not only in support of Prostate Cancer UK but also in aid of Rob and do something for him to show we’re always there for him.

“Various family members and friends have been affected by it and everyone knows someone affected by cancer.

“It will be a really fun night doing what we all love and most importantly what Rob loves.

“We’ll be performing great blues rock covers and we’ll also have great vocalists Kevin Longman, Chris Smalley, Rebecca Nudd Valentine, Chris Whiting and Rob Whiting himself.

“Entry is free but we do rely fully on donations. It’s going towards a great charity and everyone performing has given up their time to be there and perform.”

Dirty Dog and the singers will performing tracks by Stevie Ray Vaughan, Gary Moore, David Bowie, BB King and Eric Clapton among others.

The prostate is a gland in the male reproductive system. Prostate cancer can develop at any age, but it isn’t common under the age of 50. The average age for a man to be diagnosed with it is between 65 and 69 years old.

Prostate cancer often grows slowly to start with and may never cause any problems. But some men have prostate cancer that is more likely to spread. This needs treatment to stop it spreading outside the prostate.

Prostate Cancer UK is a registered charity that was founded in 1996. It was the first national organisation for prostate cancer in the UK. It started off small and ran one day a week with a helpline and merged with Prostate Action in 2012 to form Prostate Cancer UK. They’ve invested £37m into ground breaking research in the past 20 years and continue to provide support for men.

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