A fundraising family fun run will be held in Cockermouth on Father's Day.

The event is being organised by Bassenthwaite Rotary Club who is hoping hundreds of people will join in.

They will be raising funds for Prostate Cancer UK.

Member Phil Davies said: "The fun run is primarily a fundraiser but it also fits in with our objectives of simply doing things in the local community and providing opportunities for participation.

"One in six men are diagnosed with prostate cancer at some stage, we want to raise its profile. Father's Day seemed an appropriate time.

"Prostate Cancer UK has one simple aim – to stop prostate cancer being a killer.

"The money raised at the Father’s Day Family Fun Run will help the charity to continue its work and raise awareness of prostate cancer – better diagnosis, better treatment, better support and better prevention.

"Research into prostate cancer and services for men with the disease have been badly underfunded. The charity receives no government funding and relies entirely on supporters to raise funds and awareness.

"So please come along, have a fun time, and help with the fight against prostate cancer."

The club has 21 members and supports local and international charities. They staged a fundraising pop-up café on top of Latrigg, near Keswick, on Easter Sunday.

They also run the annual Tigerboat Challenge on Derwentwater in September.

The group has mapped a one-kilometre course around the sports fields at Cockermouth Rugby Club, Strawberry How, runners will do five circuits.

The run starts at 10am on Sunday, June 16.

People are asked to enter online. Pre-entries are £10 for adults (£12 on day) and £5 for under 18s (£6) and include hot dogs.

There will be a barbecue as well as drinks and home bakes for sale. The rugby club bar will also be open.

Dogs are not allowed at the rugby club.

For more details go to: bassrotaryfunrun.co.uk