ROCH'S Victoria Inn and Micro Brewery has helped raise £1179 for Prostate Cymru with a delicious and well-attended Big Breakfast.

Tony Pasternak, who is a native of Alberta in Canada, along with his Manchester born wife Sue, following a distinguished career in science and engineering, retired to Roch village three years ago.

With Tony having lost his father to Prostate Cancer, he is acutely aware that the prospect of him being diagnosed with the disease is now one in three. Upon hearing about the Prostate Cymru Big Breakfast initiative, supported by his wife Sue, he set about bringing the concept to the Victoria Inn, by kind permission of licensees Andrew and Kate Miller.

With persuasion and natural charm very much in abundance, Tony secured the support of 15 suppliers and sponsors which enabled him to lay on a feast. Around 150 supporters turned up for a splendid, full Welsh breakfast, with a raffle to follow £1179 was raised.

The Prostate Cymru Big Breakfast was launched for the first time this year. There has been a very positive response throughout Wales and breakfasts hosted around Pembrokeshire alone have raised in excess of £5000.

The Big Breakfast will return next year with the hope that even more groups and individuals will take part.