Prostate Cancer UK searches for their winning ‘favourite local’
Following the launch last year of pop-up pub fundraiser, the Men United Arms, Prostate Cancer UK is calling on landlords this September to throw open their doors and host a fundraising night in order to help save men’s lives reports Hospitality and Catering News.
Whether it’s hosting a quiz, a live music night or darts competition, the charity is asking pubs to get their locals in to fundraise, in support of Prostate Cancer UK.
By signing up to take part, landlords can receive fundraiser kits to help make their event look the part and if they raise over £200, Prostate Cancer UK will send them more goodies including drip mats, bunting, banners and t shirts.
Plus, to add a little healthy competition, the top five fundraising pubs will be shortlisted to become Prostate Cancer UK’s favourite local, based on the amount raised, most innovative idea, customer involvement and their commitment to their local community. These pubs will then be promoted on social media and in their local media, before one is chosen by a panel of industry expert judges to be named the charity’s ‘favourite local.’
Antony Walton, General Manager at The Rose of Lancaster, took part in 2015. He said: “Hosting fundraisers throughout the year for Prostate Cancer UK really brought staff and customers together for a good cause. It was great to be one of the pubs across the UK taking part and not only raising funds but raising awareness within the local community. We will definitely be taking part again this year and it would be fantastic to be one of the shortlisted pubs!”
10,900 men die from prostate cancer in the UK each year, making it the most common cancer in men, with 330,000 living with and after the disease in the UK.
James Beeby, Director of Fundraising at Prostate Cancer UK said: “The number of pubs supporting Prostate Cancer UK in the past has been excellent but this year we’re looking for more to follow in the Men United Arms foot steps. I challenge all landlords to get involved, have some fun and raise some money. Plus, who doesn’t love a good pub quiz?”
“Currently one man an hour dies from prostate cancer in the UK. Based on current trends, if we ignore prostate cancer and do nothing, this number will rise to over 14,500 men a year by 2026. Whether it’s through a quiz night or through an alternative fundraiser at your pub, you’ll be helping us push for real change for men.”