Family members of the late Robert Carson set out to fundraise for Prostate Cancer UK and Queen's University Research Foundation by organising various events last week weekend, including an awareness initiative and charity raffle in Blakes of the Hollow, charity street collection in Enniskillen, and family team participation in the Belfast City Marathon as part of an ongoing 'Run For Rob' effort.

The family explained their inspiration on their JustGiving page, saying: "We are deeply passionate about raising funds and awareness for prostate cancer, as we have seen first-hand the impact it can have.

"Our much beloved brother, uncle, and friend Robert was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer in January 2019, and later that year, a second family member - dad, uncle, and brother-in-law Richard - was also diagnosed with the disease. While Richard’s treatment was thankfully successful, we lost Robert in April 2023”.

The family would like to thank Blakes of the Hollow for supporting the awareness event , as well as all the local businesses who donated such generous prizes to the charity raffle. This event aimed to raise awareness of the symptoms of prostate cancer and to encourage men to get checked regularly. Early detection can save lives, further information on the symptoms can be found on the NHS website.

The street collection and awareness event raised over £2,700, and the 'Run for Rob' JustGiving donations are currently at £11,262 (including gift aid). The extended Carson family would like to thank everyone for their support and generous donations to this worthy cause.