Cracking cancer


A Royal Mail worker has been cracking nuts to help raise awareness of prostate cancer.

Duncan Codling, of Wessington, supported the company’s charity of the year, Prostate Cancer UK, raising money for the charity’s Sledgehammer Fund. Duncan cracked a walnut, which is a similar size to the prostate, with a sledgehammer for every donation of £5 or more that was received by Prostate Cancer UK for one hour.

Duncan, head of pensions and severance at the Royal Mail’s Chesterfield site, said: “I was delighted to join Prostate Cancer UK’s nut cracking team to help ‘crack’ the tough nut that is prostate cancer.

“This was a fun way of raising awareness for a very serious disease that affects so many men throughout the UK.”

People are urged to donate £5 to The Sledgehammer Fund by texting CRACK to 70004 or visiting