I worked in the Nuclear Power industry as a mechanical engineer from 1964 to 1993, firstly at Whetstone, Leics, and from 1986 at Knutsford, Cheshire. I took early retirement in 1993 due to a major reorganisation in the nuclear industry. I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in late 2000, and subsequently underwent radiotherapy treatment at Christies Hospital in Manchester in early 2001. Around that time I joined the North of England Prostate Cancer Support group based in Cheadle Hulme and gained so much assurance about my condition and optimism for the future from their meetings. I relocated back to Leicestershire in 2004 with my wife, Sheila, to be nearer our families, and became a member of PCSA (CE). I became a trustee and group Treasurer in 2005, and have played an active role in setting up our Awareness Events. I became Chairman of the Association in 2014. Sheila and I are active supporters of Guide Dogs For the Blind, initially as Puppy Walkers, and currently as Boarders.
Brian Cooley, Chairman and Treasurer