Corby man rocks theatre with 60s soul music show in aid of prostate cancer charity

Bip Wetherell, right, with ProstAid chairman Alistair Fergusson
Bip Wetherell, right, with ProstAid chairman Alistair Fergusson

A Corby man has raised £1,000 for ProstAid, Northamptonshire’s biggest prostate cancer charity, after holding a Strictly Sixties music show.

Bip Wetherell, who was born and bred in the town, was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2008 and is now fighting fit.

He has now run the show, which was held at the Core Theatre, for five years.

And he says he was amazed at how many people turned out to join in with the fun.

He said: “I can’t believe how many people came last month as I thought 60s music was about to die a death, quite literally.

“There were 400 people there which was fantastic, especially considering it was a special anniversary.

“The Foundation headlined and there were also performances by myself and The Tornadoes and a tribute act as Billy Fury.

“It was really great to play in Corby again and pay something back to my home town.”

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer amongst men in the UK.

Bip is on the ProstAid committee and urges men to get themselves checked out.

He added: “This money will help to fund a palliative care nurse who looks after advanced prostate cancer patients in the county.

“I’m doing what I used to do for a living for charity and it really helps.

“Even if one person reads this or sees what we do and decides to get checked out, that would be fantastic.

“Prostate cancer is so dreaded amongst men and we’re here to fight the fight and raise awareness.”

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