A COMMUNITY group has donated £1,200 collected at a Full Monty fundraiser to six organisations in Horwich.

Horwich First held The Real Full Monty in November and raised a total of £3,566.

Two thirds of the cash went towards The Christie Testicular and Prostate Cancer research departments, as the event was held to raise awareness of the conditions.

But a third went towards Horwich groups Kids2Together, Horwich RMI Cricket Juniors, Horwich RMI Brass Band, AFC Masters, Horwich Boxing Academy and Siobhan Victoria’s School of Dance.

Each group received £200.

A spokesman from Horwich First said: “We are delighted to announce that a third of the money raised has been donated to six groups in Horwich who received a donation of £200 each.

“This wasn’t an easy task as there are many deserving local groups and organisations in Horwich, making the decision very hard indeed.

“We sought to cover a variety of different groups that reflected the healthy makeup of fantastic activities and resources we have in Horwich from sports, the arts, community organisations and support groups.”

Aston Wiggins, Luke Rush, Phil Dougal, Garry Whitingham and Karl Roberts were the willing participants at the event at Horwich RMI, which was held on Saturday, November 4.

The show was choreographed by Kath Lancaster and featured music from the RMI Brass Band and DJ Phil Grimshaw.

The outfits were organised by Cllr Marie Brady and Jo Watkinson and Peter Ravald took the videos of the event.

Craig Rotheram, Horwich First member, said: “This event was also about creating awareness around both testicular and prostrate cancers, and if caught in the early stages can be cured. All we ask of everyone who came along — have that chat with your brothers, dads and grandads.

“We hope the Full Monty event will help break the ice, allowing you to have that conversation – so please go and have it for their sakes.

“Let’s be honest, us men are rubbish at this sort of thing and the occasional prod is all it takes.”