A POPULAR event testing the health of men in Whitchurch is the latest to fall foul of Covid-19.

Whitchurch Rotary Club's event for testing for prostate cancer – usually held around September in White Lion Meadow – has had to be cancelled because of social distancing guidelines.

Peggy Mullock, from the club, admitted the cancellation of the testing, which has had a huge impact on mens' health in the town, is the latest Covid-related disappointment.

But she did sound hopeful over Rotary Club events for later in the year, such as the Father Christmas float around the town and surrounding villages.

"A message for the men from Whitchurch Rotary Club," she said.

"This year, unfortunately, we are unable to hold our Prostate Cancer testing evening.

"This is a big disappointment as over the last few years our numbers attending have grown so much and we know that lives have been saved by the early diagnosis.

"We would want to urge any one who has any concerns or doubts please visit your doctor as soon as possible.

"It has been a very sad time for Rotarians with no Blackpool holidays, no canal boat trips, no helping at other events, no Dog Show, no pop up shop, no testing, no Safety Scene with the children, no blood pressure testing day, and with no concert for the pensioners.

"However, we are getting ready for Santa’s visits in December in his special (Covid-friendly) float and Christmas lunches as usual.

"Fingers crossed we will be back next year as busy as ever."