A cancer support group has been given a financial boost.

The New-man Prostate Cancer Support Group received a cheque from the Rotary Club of Weymouth.

Last year's president of the club, Roger Fry, handed over a cheque for £420.

The donation was a result of a 'copper bowl collection' from club members who dipped in their pockets and donated their loose change at meetings.

Mr Fry said: "This is an excellent cause which locally helps with support for men and their families who suffer from this cancer which affects so many men."

He presented the cheque to David Harrop from New-man Prostate Cancer Group for South and West Dorset.

The support group is named in honour of the late Barry Newman who helped set up the group and had a long battle with prostate cancer.

Mr Harrop said: "We continue to support men who have fallen victim to prostate cancer by sharing our experiences with them and promoting the optimistic view that life with cancer can be very fulfilling. The presence of a core in our membership who are more than ten years on from our initial diagnoses gives hope to those who have recently had to face their own quite shocking news. And we hold the view that the partners of prostate cancer patients share in all the anxiety and uncertainty, so we warmly welcome them as members too.

"Because we understand that early diagnosis of the disease has a most important effect on a patient's well-being, we take practical steps to encourage men to have their PSA tested routinely. On the 1st of August we provided free tests for 210 men in Weymouth, and we shall be offering a similar testing session in Bridport on the 2nd of November. We aim to hold three such sessions locally in 2020, made possible through the generosity of our donors. Thank you to the Rotary Club of Weymouth for their donation."

New-man helps people who have prostate cancer, offering support and information to those diagnosed as well as their families and partners.

The group holds monthly meetings for patients. To find out more about it, call 01305 266892 or email nmpcs18@outlook.com