A POSTAL worker from Feltham has been cracking nuts to help raise awareness for prostate cancer.
Royal Mail employee Graham Baker, 44, was live on-screen swinging a sledgehammer to snap walnuts for an hour, in aid of Prostate Cancer UK, at its 'Nutcracker Suite' in central London. It is part of the charity's Sledgehammer Fund, which aims to crack prostate cancer by raising vital funds.
As the head of business modelling at the London West End Delivery Office, he volunteered to be part of the nut cracking team last month, breaking walnuts for every donation of £5 or more received.
Mr Baker said: "I was delighted to join Prostate Cancer UK’s nut cracking team to help ‘crack’ the tough nut that is prostate cancer. This was a fun way of raising awareness for a very serious disease that affects so many men throughout the UK.”
On average 100 nuts are cracked in an hour. So far, Royal Mail Group has raised over £450,000 for its charity of the year.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in men in the UK, with over 40,000 diagnosed every year and, one man dies every hour.
Owen Sharp, Chief Executive at Prostate Cancer UK, added: “It’s imperative that people start talking about prostate cancer today. It really is Britain's best kept worst secret and we need those in Feltham and across London to help us turn this around."
Donate £5 by text to CRACK to 70004 or visit www.prostatecanceruk.org where you can watch Graham breaking a sweat.