A WOODLEY man is taking on a 12-day walk in order to raise awareness and funds for Prostate Cancer UK.

Ryan Murphy, 39, is to start his walk with his dog Bear in Prestatyn, Wales, and to hike across Offas Dyke into Chepstow, Wales, over the gruelling 12 days.

The brave fundraiser is doing it in honour of his father who 'tackles the disease' everyday.

He plans to camp at various points across the 177-mile trip, all of which is in the hopes of raising £5,000 for cancer charity Prostate Cancer UK.

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Ryan said: “I decided to walk for Prostate Cancer UK as my dad was sadly diagnosed with prostate cancer.

“He had surgery to remove the prostate, but unfortunately the cancer had spread.

“Every day he bravely tackles this disease and I wanted to do something to show him how proud I am of him.

“I also want to give something back to Prostate Cancer UK and would like the money raised to go towards vital research, to help stop prostate cancer being a killer.”

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Gabriella Bailey, Head of Community Fundraising at Prostate Cancer UK, said: “We are so grateful that Ryan has decided to take on his challenge for Prostate Cancer UK.

“I would encourage anyone to organise their own walk like Ryan and help continue raising money and awareness.

“Currently one man dies every 45 minutes from prostate cancer in the UK. That’s more than 11,500 men a year.

“The money raised will help us fund research for real change, from more effective testing to better treatments. So, walk alongside us and help stop prostate cancer being a killer.”

Ryan will set off on March 24. To sponsor justgiving.com/fundraising/escape-suburbia