Peter Hosking’s Obituary


It was with great sadness that in September 2022 our President and founder member Peter Hosking passed away.

Peter was a true visionary in recognising the gap that existed between the awareness and support available and that which was needed to effectively support men and their families affected by Prostate Cancer.  After several meetings with a small number of men and their partners, in 1999 the Torbay Prostate Support Association (TPSA) was born.

During his time with TPSA Peter’s energy, enthusiasm and commitment to helping others never faltered despite experiencing his own health issues.  He was always willing to embrace new ideas (and even got to grips with Zooming during the pandemic).

He provided support, guidance and leadership to his fellow Trustees which ensured the organisation went from strength to strength.  Over the years he held almost every position on the Trustee Board and indeed did the role of Chairman, Treasurer, Fund raiser and Secretary at the same time.

Throughout his time with the TPSA he was an enthusiastic voice for supporting a national screening programme for early diagnoses of prostate cancer and just 3 months before his passing attended (with his wife Josie) a Free Prostate Health Awareness and PSA testing event run by TPSA.

Over the years TPSA has raised and donated in excess of half a million pounds to hospitals and local causes.  This would not have been achieved if it were not for Peter’s drive, enthusiasm and willingness to make contact with the wider community and develop strong links with the local hospitals

Peter is a true example to us all and leaves a lasting legacy to supporting prostate cancer patients.

Helping Raise Awareness & funds for specialist prostate cancer related equipment

Helping Raise Awareness & funds for specialist prostate cancer related equipment

Serving men of all ages and their family and friends, through a programme of support before, during and after diagnosis.

Maybe you can live without a PSA Test… But why take the chance?

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