Our next event is FREE Prostate Cancer Screening at Uttoxeter Racecourse on the evening of Tuesday April 22nd.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK. More than 40,000 cases are diagnosed every year. Early diagnosis saves lives. For a free blood test, just turn up at the racecourse on April 22nd between 6pm and 9pm.
We’re delighted that the racecourse is offering the Hoops bar and its facilities free for the evening. The Lions Club will pay for the tests with proceeds from the annual beer festival at Oldfields Sports and Social Club, which we run with Uttoxeter Rugby Club.
Consultant David Baxter-Smith has carried out more than 33,000 of the simple blood tests nationally. He says he knows of 680 men who were diagnosed and can be considered cured after treatment, and he’s hoping to save more lives in Uttoxeter. It’s a free event, although donations will of course be gratefully accepted.
This year’s Beer and Cider Festival is on the second weekend in June at Oldfields Sports and Social Club. For the first time, the event runs over two days, with an Open Mic night on the Friday evening (June 6th), before the main event on the Saturday.
Tickets for the beer festival are £7.50 which includes a commemorative beer glass, a programme with taster notes, quiz with prizes of free beer and admission to the Friday night open mic session. Admission to the Open Mic Night alone is £2.50, or free for performers, who will receive free beer festival tickets (two per act) or a free drink on the night.
Ticktes are available from Oldfields Sports and Social Club or Lions Club members Steve Shields on 01889 565522 or Simon Smith on 01889 566080. Anyone interested in performing at the Open Mic or on the Saturday afternoon between 2 and 8pm should contact Gary Hudson of Uttoxeter Lions on 07974 168818. There is no age restriction on performers. Find us on Facebook.
The live rock and pop covers band Upfront who proved a roaring success on their two previous appearances at the beer festival will again headline the Saturday night in the marquee, after an afternoon of acoustic music.
Lion President Simon Smith