Lichfield Round Table set to join new #Nutnominate campaign

Members of the Lichfield Round Table have given their backing to a new online initiative aiming to raise awareness of testicular cancer.

The #Nutnominate challenge will ask men to check themselves before posting a thumbs-up selfie and nominating five other friends.

Lichfield Round Table has agreed to take part when the campaign kicks off on Tuesday (September 9). Julian Webb, who was treated for the illness three years ago, said: “Following my successful treatment for stage one testicular cancer I felt extremely lucky and just wanted to get back to my normal life spending time with my family.

“More recently I attended the vigil of Stephen Sutton MBE at Lichfield Cathedral and felt very moved and humbled to see what an amazing affect one individual can have on a nation of people. He was a local lad and it was then that I decided the time was right to do something to raise awareness of my particular illness and help other young men catch it early for a better chance of a full recovery.”

Testicular cancer affects around 2,300 young men every year in the UK between the ages of 18 and 45

Round Table National President Steve Glaister added “We are really proud and excited to throw the full weight and resources of Round Table behind #Nutnominate and I am sure that while having fun, it will also pass on a serious message and will make a huge difference to several young men’s lives.”

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