February Freezing Fitness Walk

Well it was cold, wet, you name it. So congratulations to those who braved the weather for the walk around Draycot Water. I think we deserved the hot chocoaltaes and yes even the “Healthy Scones and Jam”.

Thanks again for a great day and great friendship.

February Fitness walk 

Buildng on the success of our January meander, we are planning to undertake a slightly longer walk (5 miles) around the beautiful Draycote Water on 10th February,

We will meet at 11:00 outside the cafe. The path is tarmac all the way around so should be less muddy than our January adventure.

Fitness is a key facot in prevention, treatment and recovery. 

Please feel free to join us, you will be most welcome.

Start the year fitter…

Do you fancy a stroll (or if Tony fancies, it a guided tour) around the country park followed by a hot chocolate and bacon sarnie at the cafe, or something similar and assuming it is open?

In keeping with the loose dates for our meetings, this will be at 11:00 on Saturday the 13th January. Meet at the entrance to the Car Park.

Please feel free to join us if this is of interest. 

Part of a bigger Team

DPCSG are now Partners and FederatedAssociates of Prostate Cancer UK and Tackle Prostate UK respectively.

This gives us some superb access to material, information and assistance.

We are also looking to achieve registered charity status in the near future.

Article printed in Tackle Prostate Newsletter

New support group established in Daventry!



Following a successful PSA Test day organised by Steve Jacobs (right) and Rick Hill (left) at Daventry Rugby Club in September, Rick and Steve teamed up with Caroline Langlands (centre) to establish a support group in Daventry with the aim of providing a platform for men and their partners to talk through the diagnosis, treatment, effects and issues surrounding Prostate Cancer.

They were particularly keen to involve partners in these discussions understanding that it is more than a man thing.

The response to the PSA Test Day, in conjunction with the Graham Fulford Trust was overwhelming. More than 220 test were carried out and through donations and sponsorship, over £4,500 raised. Rick and Steve also thanked Northampton Saints, England and British Lions star Courtney Lawes for contributing signed rugby balls as part of a draw to raise funds.

There then followed a Radio interview with Rick, Caroline and BBC Radio Northampton backed up with social media and web presence to market the group.

And…. On the 18th October the Daventry Prostate Cancer Support Group (DPCSG) held its first meeting at the Early Doors Ale House (owned by Caroline) in Daventry.

The evening was a resounding success with men and their partners all involved in a lively, engaging forum. There is always uncertainty when setting up a group like this but we were overwhelmed by the response and deeply moved by some of the stories.

The material provided by Tackle Prostate was greatly received and helped provide background and insight to the groups discussions.

This is just the start for us and we are already planning our next meeting in November.

If anyone is in the area and wants to get in touch or attend the meeting, Risk has set up a website and can also be contacted at

Everyone, including partners would be most welcome.

Great First Night for DPCSG

Last night (Oct 18th) saw the first meeting of the Daventry Prostate Cancer Support Group. What a great night it was.

Attended by both men and partners, there was open discussion around every aspect of Prostate Cancer, its diagnosis, treatment, after effects, effects on family and friends.

Very many thanks to Caroline and Early Doors for hosting the event and providing the nibbles.

We were unsure how many people would be interested when we established this group and were overwhelmed by the response.

Our next meeting will be on Monday 13th November at 19:00 again hosted by Early Doors.

This will follow the same open forum format and we very much hope that partners will join us in what we are sure will be another lively, open and enjoyable evening.

Radio Northampton Interview

Listen to John Griffs show on Radio Northampton Saturday 16th at 08:10. Inerview with Caroline and Rick.

If you missed the interview, listen here

PSA Test at Daventry Rugby Club

What an amazing day. Over 220 men tested and over £1,900 donated to the Graham Fulford Trust.

Thank you to Steve, Early Doors, Courtney Lawes and of course Daventry Rugby Club for all their help in making this happen.

But most of all, thank you to all who came to be tested.

Together we can beat this.

© Richard Hill 2017