TWO actors are taking time out of their schedule to support a special charity event in York.

Father and son, George and Niall Costigan, who are starring together in A Number at York Theatre Royal, are encouraging men to take part in the R U Taking The P? fun run in support of prostate cancer charities.

The men only fun run has this year introduced a father and son rate for the event, which takes place at 9.30am on Father's Day, June 15, already open. Registrations are already being taken and forms available at the theatre during the show.

George, who starred in the 1980s film Rita, Sue and Bob Too, said: “Fellow actor Berwick Kaler is showing his support and we wanted to do our bit to try and get men to join in this fun run.

“This is another way we can show our support by making information about the event and a registration form available during each performance of A Number."

Niall said: “Unfortunately, unlike Berwick, we will not be able to be there on the day because of our work commitments, but that does not mean that we cannot give our backing to this very worthy cause."

In the last five years R U Taking the P? has raised more than £46,000 for Yorkshire Cancer Research, and was founded by Brian Hughes after his friend died from prostate cancer and another had to undergo a prostatectomy only weeks after losing his wife to cancer at Christmas.

George said: “We wish Brian and his team every success with R U Taking the P? in 2014. We feel it is very important to raise the profile of prostate cancer, as so many men think it won’t happen to them and we know that it can. If you do one thing today for others, then please let it be that you take ‘A Number’ in the fight against prostate and other male cancers.”

For more information go to or pick up a registration form from Brian’s Hair Fashions, South Bank Avenue, York.