PubAid partners with Prostate Cancer UK to launch World’s Biggest Pub Quiz
PubAid, the group dedicated to highlighting the great work pubs in the UK do for charity, has announced that it’s to partner with Prostate Cancer UK, to launch the World’s Biggest Pub Quiz.
On Sunday March 5 2017, PubAid and the largest men’s health
charity in the UK, Prostate Cancer UK, are calling on the pub industry,
including clubs, bars and venues, to host a quiz and raise money for charity.
All pubs will be sent a quiz pack when they sign up, and those
who choose to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK will receive dedicated
fundraising support and the opportunity to kit their pub out with “Man of Men”
pin badges, collection tins and posters.
Over 11,000 men die from prostate cancer in the UK each year.
That's one man every hour. Money raised through this partnership will help fund
ground-breaking research, support men and their families affected by the
disease, and fight injustice in care.
Co-founder of PubAid, Des O’Flanagan, commented: “The
quiz is a great way of recognising the fabulous work that UK pubs do for
charity in raising over £100m a year. We’re delighted to be partnering with
Prostate Cancer UK who have recognised that great British pubs are places to
get their message heard and been enthusiastic supporters of the role the pub
plays in the fabric of our communities.”
James Beeby, Director of fundraising, at Prostate Cancer UK,
commented: “We are thrilled to partner with PubAid who have been celebrating
the success of pubs raising millions of pounds for great causes since 2009. We
have a growing number of ‘pop up’ pubs known as the Men United Arms so it made
sense to link up with industry experts to reach more publicans and consumers
with a message about prostate cancer, and to raise money to fight the disease –
which affects 1 in 8 men in the UK.”
For more information about the World’s Biggest Pub Quiz
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About Prostate Cancer UK
Prostate Cancer UK leads the fight against prostate cancer. We
fund ground-breaking research, drive improvements in treatment, and fight
injustice in care. Now we’ve set ourselves the toughest challenge yet: to stop
prostate cancer being a killer.
Through shifting the science over the next 10 years to focus
on radical improvements in diagnosis, treatment, prevention and support, we can
make prostate cancer a disease the next generation of men need not fear.
Key headline statistics
- 11,000 men die from prostate cancer in
the UK each year. That's one man every hour.
- It’s the most common cancer in men,
with 330,000 living with and after the disease in the UK.
- Prostate cancer is set to become the
most commonly diagnosed cancer of all in the UK in 2030 - which is why we
must all act now to curb its power to kill.
- Prostate cancer treatment often causes
devastating, long term side-effects.
Incontinence and erectile dysfunction strike at the heart of what
it means to be a man.
- Anyone with concerns about prostate
cancer may contact Prostate Cancer UK's Specialist Nurses in confidence on
0800 074 8383 or online via the Live Chat instant messaging service: www.prostatecanceruk.org.
The Specialist Nurse phone service is free to landlines and open from 9am
to 6pm Monday to Friday with late opening until 8pm on Wednesdays.
- Visit www.prostatecanceruk.org now to
help beat this disease.
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