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ROCK ‘N’ HORSEPOWER In support of Prostate Cancer UK

Press Release   •   May 13, 2014 09:00 BST

Kenney Jones, from the influential rock bands – the Faces and the Who, is holding a unique event for Prostate Cancer UK on Fathers Day weekend. The Rock ‘n’ Horsepower event at Hurtwood Park Polo Club, Ewhurst, Surrey on Saturday 14th June, in aid of the men’s health charity, will offer all the excitement and spectacle of Polo, while the opportunity to showcase an array of high performance supercars. The evening will also feature Kenney Jones performing live with some very special friends.

The Rock ‘n’ Horsepower day will see a range of connoisseur cars, while putting on a top-class Polo match attracting celebrities, patrons and world class players to Hurtwood. Last year the club set a new world record by bringing together over 300 Ferrari Pininfarina-designed masterpieces. Among the cars on display was a 275 GTB Spider, a 250 GT SWB and a 365 Daytona.

The event will see the whole family entertained from children’s activities to retail therapy. The entertainment line up includes the likes of Mike Rutherford, Jeff Beck, Josh Phillips Procol Harum, John Thirkell from Jamiroquai, The Who, Jamie Johnson (finalist from the Voice), John Lodge (Moody Blues) Rick Wakeman, Nik Kershaw, John Parr and a host of other big names.

Kenney was inspired to hold the event for Prostate Cancer UK after he was diagnosed with the disease in summer 2013. He comments: “I decided to hold a fundraising event in support of Prostate Cancer UK at the Hurtwood Polo Club two years before I was diagnosed with prostate cancer myself. I thought it was a great way to engage with men, talk to them through what they love the most: cars, music and sport.”

“Now, living with prostate cancer, I firmly believe that awareness is the key to raising the profile of the disease and helping charities, like Prostate Cancer UK continue to support men living with prostate cancer in the UK.I am looking forward to the event and I am delighted to be raising much needed funds to help the fight against prostate cancer.”
Mark Bishop, Director of Fundraising at Prostate Cancer UK, said: “We’re thrilled that Kenney is hosting The Rock ‘n’ Horsepower beneficiary at Hurtwood Park Polo Club to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK. It is with support like this that we can help provide dedicated support and information to men and their families affected by prostate cancer and fund research to help fight the disease.”

“With over 40,000 men diagnosed with prostate cancer each year in the UK, with 5,600 of these in the South East, and one man dying every hour, it is our aim to help more men survive the disease and enjoy a better quality of life. We anticipate that the event will be a huge success.”

Prostate Cancer UK is currently engaged in its high profile ‘Men United v Prostate Cancer’ campaign, which aims to build a united front of men against the disease. Kenney Jones along with Homeland star Damian Lewis, Sir Michael Parkinson and Klaxon guitarist Simon Taylor- Davis are some of Britain’s most iconic figures who have already signed for Men United, a unique team ‘managed’ by comedian Bill Bailey. Men are being asked to sign here where they can also test their health knowledge by taking a quick quiz.

For ticket information, please contact events@hurtwoodparkpolo.com, call 01483 272 828 ext 3 or visit www.hurtwoodparkpolo.com/rock-n-horsepower.

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Notes to Editors:

About prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in men in the UK. Over 40,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year. Every hour 1 man dies from prostate cancer.

One in four Black men will develop prostate cancer at some point in their lives.

Prostate Cancer UK fights to help more men survive prostate cancer and enjoy a better quality of life. It funds research into causes and treatments and provides support and information.

If you have concerns about prostate cancer please call Prostate Cancer UK's confidential Helpline on 0800 074 8383 or visit www.prostatecanceruk.org. The helpline is free to landlines, staffed by specialist nurses, and open from 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday with late opening until 8pm on Wednesdays.

About Men United

Men United v Prostate Cancer is our call for men to join together in a movement against the common enemy of prostate cancer. The aim is to build a united front of men against this disease. We want to get the message out about one of the UK’s biggest man killers, support men affected by it, and intensify the search for more reliable tests and treatments for the future.

Men are being asked to sign for Men United by visiting www.prostatecanceruk.org/menunited where they can also test their health knowledge by taking a quick quiz.

The core audience is men over 45 who urgently need to know about this disease, and to do something about it. Men United is not exclusively for men. This is a movement for men, but women will be critical supporters and activists within it. But, the core idea is that men are very consciously facing their health and banding together to right a wrong.

Whether they’ve been diagnosed or are simply concerned about prostate cancer, men can find out about the disease at www.prostatecanceruk.org.