THE mayor of Basingstoke and Deane gave his seal of approval to the work being done by a support group for men.

The North Hampshire Prostate Cancer Support Group (NHPCSG) set up a stand in the Malls shopping centre on November 3 to raise awareness of prostate cancer.

The borough mayor, Councillor Seán Keating, met and talked with the volunteers at the stand.

He also helped with the distribution of some leaflets to shoppers that gave some basic facts about prostate cancer to alert them about the disease.

Cllr Keating said: “I am very impressed by the hard work and commitment of this local support group whose mission is to make people more aware of prostate cancer.”

There is more information about the support available locally at the group’s website: