A BOLTON charity is using thousands of pounds to improve men’s health.

To mark its centenary year Bolton Lions Club is funding a free prostate cancer screening clinic in the town next week.

Men aged 60 and over receive screenings for free but anyone else has to pay for the tests.

However, the club is using £2,500 raised at an April concert by Smithills band and choir at the Victoria Hall to provide them for free.

The clinic is aimed at men aged from 40 to 60 and will take place at St Augustine’s Church Parish Hall in Thicketford Road on June 10 from 11am to 2pm.

Lions member Jeff Hartley said: “Men over 50 are most likely to be at risk of prostate cancer.

“Lions have done this around the country and we are paying for the clinic, which will be run by the professionals such as doctors and nurses.

“Screenings usually cost around £25 and we have paid for that so people came come and have the test for free.

“We just want to get the message out there so people can come along and take advantage of the event.”

The screening involves taking a sample of blood which is then sent off and the results sent confidentially.