Solo artist and TV star Peter Andre has joined forces with the world’s leading cancer charity Cancer Research UK to launch the Peter Andre Foundation, after losing his brother Andrew to the disease late last year.

The Foundation will raise vital funds to support Cancer Research UK’s ‘Cancer Awareness Roadshow’ which will bring important cancer information to people in their own communities.

Peter Andre said: “Unfortunately I know how devastating cancer can be. I lost my brother Andrew to cancer last year and to see someone you love go through this awful disease is just heartbreaking. One in three of us will be affected by cancer at some point in our lives. But diagnosing and treating cancer at an earlier stage is one of the most promising areas that could improve cancer survival in the UK. So I’ve set up the Peter Andre Foundation to spread the word that people need to know and understand their own bodies. I want to encourage people to go their doctors and get checked if they see or feel anything that’s unusual for them.

Thousands of people beat cancer every year and I want to do everything I can to help Cancer Research UK save more lives in the future.”