Peter Andre and Wink Bingo are teaming up to raise money to help aid the improved early diagnosis of cancer - and are asking the public to help champion this worthy cause.
The Peter Andre Fund was established with Cancer Research UK following on from the sad loss of Peter's brother Andrew to cancer in 2012.
The fundraising efforts have been a huge success so far. Last October, the fund raised £100,000 through it’s 'Pete's Champions' campaign, which saw members of the public fundraising in a range of imaginative ways - and this year the fund is asking for more champions to help raise even more money.
There's an extra incentive to fundraise for this cause too - Wink Bingo players will get the chance to win an exclusive invitation to a meet and greet Peter, along with several other special gifts.
From zumbathons to marathons, make and bake sales or fancy dress parties - there are plenty of ways to fundraise for Cancer Research UK and be in with a chance to meet the man himself.
Wink Bingo has also pledged to donate a share of the takings from its 'Hearts of Gold' games to the Peter Andre fund, along with a range of other donations to this worthy cause.
The Peter Andre Fund focuses on early cancer detection and is hoping to raise enough money to fund two buses for the 'Cancer Awareness Roadshow'. The buses are used to visit communities around the UK and provide key information about reducing the risk of cancer through healthier lifestyle choices.
Know your body, know what's right for you
The mantra of Peter's fund is 'know your body and know what’s right for you'. Simply put, early cancer diagnosis saves lives and the Cancer Awareness Roadshow is a great way for Cancer Research UK to reach out and share vital information about cancer.
There are four units around the UK – in London, North West England, North East England and Scotland. The Peter Andre Fund is raising money to fund the buses that will be seen in the North West and London.
The buses are used by Cancer Research UK to talk with hundreds of people every week. It gives the charity a valuable lifeline to engage with the public about the local health service, early detection, prevention and screening of cancer.
When Peter Andre lost his brother to kidney cancer, the singer and presenter said the loss was "devastating for me and my family".
"I have a personal reason for wanting to raise money for research into cancer and raise awareness of this terrible disease – to save more lives in the future," the Mysterious Girl singer added.
"Through supporting Cancer Research UK we can change the odds for people diagnosed with cancer in the future. Cancer Research UK means so much to me and my brothers and we’ll be doing all we can to help people understand how important it is to know their body and to go straight to their doctor about anything unusual," Peter added.
Find out more
If you would like to support the Peter Andre Fund by becoming one of "Pete's champions" or taking part in Wink Bingo's 'Hearts of Gold" campaign to win a chance to meet Peter, join Wink Bingo here.