A granddad's fun plan to swim a kilometre to raise money for a prostate cancer charity took on a new meaning - when he was diagnosed himself shortly before taking the plunge.

Jerri Rees, 79, a retired accountant who lives at North Park, Richings Park and his friend Angela Kirk, 62, of Burroway Road, Langley decided together that they would do the swim in aid of Prostate Cancer UK at Slough's Montem Leisure centre.

They both belong to Langley and Iver Rotary Club.

Mrs Kirk had recently recovered after receiving surgery for breast cancer.

She said: "It is very ironic. When we decided to do this Jerri was fit and well. Then after a routine test he was diagnosed with prostate cancer himself - but a month after the diagnosis he still did the swim with me dressed in a jaunty Edwardian style swim suit.

"Prostate cancer is as common in men as breast cancer is in women - one in eight get it."

The duo raised more than £4,000 for Prostate Cancer UK.

They had plenty of family support. Mr Rees and his wife Tricia have three children and four grandchildren, while Mrs Kirk and husband Jack have two children.

The link to their Giving page for the charity is https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/SwimforProstateCancerUK Langley and Iver Rotary Club itself has donated around £10,000 to mainly local charities over the last 12 months.