A Bromley journalist is set to walk side by side with Batman actor Colin McFarlane in a march to raise money for a prostate cancer charity.

The March for Men, a flagship Prostate Cancer UK event, takes place at Battersea Park on Sunday, June 2.

Batman Begins star McFarlane, diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2022, will be joined on the walk by Chris Davies, a journalist from Bromley whose life was changed upon hearing McFarlane's story last year.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer affecting men, with one in eight diagnosed with the disease.

Mr McFarlane said: "March for Men is a special day that reminds you you're not alone.

"It's a unique opportunity to walk alongside over 1,500 other people from the prostate cancer community and fundraise while you’re at it."

News Shopper: Colin was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2022Colin was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2022 (Image: Prostate Cancer UK)

He added: "It was such an uplifting day last year, and even the sun came out for us!.

"I knew I had to do it again this summer."

In what the Hollywood actor describes as a "humbling experience", he remembers the moment Chris Davies revealed that his words had been the inspiration for him to get checked.

Colin said: "Meeting Chris and hearing his own story was an incredibly emotional moment for me as he told me that hearing my words in an interview was the prompt he needed to get checked.

"It inspires me to do more, knowing that your words really can save lives.

"It will be an honour to walk side by side with him – and the Prostate Cancer UK family – on June 2."

Chris credits Colin's compelling interview as the catalyst for his decision to consult his GP about prostate cancer.

Despite being diagnosed with an advanced stage of the disease, Chris remains symptom-free and grateful for Colin's influence.

The 75-year-old said: "It’s hard to imagine where I’d be now if I hadn’t listened to the radio that day, or had popped out to make a cup of tea and missed it.

"Thankfully I didn’t. Colin spoke so persuasively, with such emotion and eloquence that it hit all the right spots with me.

"I remain forever grateful to Colin for pushing me over the line...who knows what might have happened with further delay?"

News Shopper: Chris says he is forever grateful to Hollywood actor Colin McFarlane for speaking up about his experiencesChris says he is forever grateful to Hollywood actor Colin McFarlane for speaking up about his experiences (Image: Prostate Cancer UK)

Since its launch in 2017, March for Men has raised £2.7m in funds, from the 16,150 supporters of Prostate Cancer UK.

The funds are aimed at research into the disease and to provide support for men and their families currently living with prostate cancer.

March for Men welcomes people of all ages and abilities, including families, friendship groups, work colleagues and dogs, all in a bid to raise crucial awareness about the one in eight men who will be diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Among the 37,000 men living with prostate cancer in London, the event provides an opportunity to share stories and walk towards a better future.

Laura Kerby, Chief Executive at Prostate Cancer UK, said: "March for Men is so much more than a walk in the park.

"It’s the coming together of a community that are dedicated to saving men's lives.

"And we are excited to return to beautiful Battersea Park on June 2nd."

She added: "This special event will once again allow our wonderful supporters to join together in their thousands, to walk towards a better future for men."

Those interested can sign up for Prostate Cancer UK’s March for Men at prostatecanceruk.org/marchformen.