A DUNBAR hotel owner is taking part in TV sports presenter Jeff Stelling’s March For Men to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK after he was diagnosed with the disease.

Laurence Brunton, owner of the Castle Hotel on Dunbar High Street, is taking part in the walk with three of his friends today (Thursday).

The 55-year-old, who is originally from Falkirk, was diagnosed with prostate cancer last year.

He has been married to wife Caroline for the past 10 years and is a father of three children: 27-year-old Daniel and eight-year-old twin girls Emma and Amy.

After his diagnosis, Laurence said he “feared that I would not survive to see my twins grow up”.

After receiving treatment at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh, he was given the all clear and went into full remission in July.

After seeing adverts for the Sky Sports presenter’s march, he decided to take part.

Laurence told the Courier: “I am doing it from a personal point of view.

“I want to give something back, raise awareness for prostate cancer and highlight how important it is to get checked out.

“The guys I am doing it with all know people who have suffered and died from it. It is apparently a bigger killer than breast cancer.

“I am looking forward to it; I have done a lot of walking and training in preparation.”

Also taking part in the walk are Forrest Greenshields, Mick Craig and Rob Forrest.

Jeff Stelling’s March for Men sees the presenter and Prostate Cancer UK ambassador walking four marathons in four days in the UK’s four nations.

Laurence and his friends are taking park in the first event in and around Glasgow on a route that sees them walking around football grounds Hampden Park, Ibrox, Celtic Park, New Douglas Park and Fir Park.

Between the four of them, a total of about £4,000 has been raised for the charity.

To donate, visit justgiving.com/fundraising/laurence-brunton