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Majestic Charity of the Year 2015: Prostate Cancer UK

We’re really excited to announce that we’ve chosen Prostate Cancer UK as Charity of the Year 2015, following a staff vote in November last year.

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The aim of the partnership is to raise funds in order to help the charity provide vital support and information to men and their families, and find answers by funding research into causes and treatments.

One man dies every hour of prostate cancer in the UK, and 1 in 8 men will develop the disease. It is currently the most common cancer in men in the UK, but is predicted to become the most common cancer overall in the UK by 2030.

“I’m delighted to announce that Majestic staff have chosen Prostate Cancer UK as our Charity of the Year for 2015. With collection tins in stores and staff fundraising activities, we’re looking to continue to build on last year’s fantastic work for charity.”

Steve Lewis, Chief Executive, Majestic Wine

It’s fantastic to be embarking on this new partnership with Majestic Wine. The fact that their employees voted for us shows how much men’s health, and prostate cancer in particular, is an issue that just can’t be ignored any more. Their support will help Prostate Cancer UK reach its goals, by joining Men United and building a movement of men fighting against the disease. We thank all of the staff who voted for us and look forward to working together over the next year.”

Owen Sharp, Chief Executive, Prostate Cancer UK

About Prostate Cancer UK:

Prostate Cancer UK fights to help more men survive prostate cancer and enjoy a better quality of life. They support men and provide vital information. They find answers by funding research into causes and treatments. And they lead change, raising the profile of the disease and improving care. They believe that men deserve better.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in men in the UK. Over 40,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year. Every hour one man dies from prostate cancer. One in eight men in the UK dies from prostate cancer, while one in four Black men will develop prostate cancer at some point in their lives.

Anyone with concerns about prostate cancer can contact Prostate Cancer UK’s Specialist Nurses in confidence on 0800 074 8383 or via the online 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.

Men United – The Facts:

Men United v Prostate Cancer is our call for men to join together in a movement against the common enemy of prostate cancer. The aim is to build a united front of men against this disease. We want to get the message out about the cancer that kills ten thousand men in the UK every year, support men affected by it, and intensify the search for more reliable tests and treatments for the future.

Men and women are being asked to sign for Men United by visiting prostatecanceruk.org/menunited where they can also test their health knowledge by taking a quick quiz.

Whether they’ve been diagnosed or are simply concerned about prostate cancer, men can find out about the disease at prostatecanceruk.org

If you would like to make a donation to Prostate Cancer UK, please visit the Majestic Just Giving page.

2 thoughts on “Majestic Charity of the Year 2015: Prostate Cancer UK

  1. As a regular customer of Majestic and also someone suffering from prostate cancer I’m delighted by the choice of Prostate Cancer UK as this year’s charity choice.

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