Hundreds of pubs show support for Prostate Cancer UK campaign

By Mike Berry

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Hundreds of pubs are transforming into Men United Arms
Hundreds of pubs are transforming into Men United Arms

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More than 750 pubs across England are supporting Prostate Cancer UK’s Men United Arms campaign during the Rugby World Cup.

Pub brands supporting the cause include John Barras, Taylor Walker and Flaming Grill - now part of the Greene King retail estate - who have already helped raise thousands of pounds for the charity over the last five years.

The Men United Arms initiative​ - backed by the PMA​ - aims to recruit pubs to help raise awareness of prostate cancer which affects about one in eight men at some point in their lives. More than 10,000 men die every year from the disease.

Six flagship pubs will be transformed into Men United Arms with staff wearing branded t-shirts and being provided with a range of materials including bunting, beer mats, drip trays and pin badges to sell.

Hundreds of other pubs will host a variety of fundraising initiatives during the tournament from BBQ evenings to hosting pub quizzes and music nights.


Owen Sharp, chief executive of Prostate Cancer UK, said: "We are pleased that so many pubs have come on board to do something for Men United, whether it’s a full transformation into the Men United Arms or selling pin badges, every contribution towards the fight against prostate cancer counts for us.

"We thank the pubs for their continued support and look forward to hearing about the fundraising initiatives planned."

The Men United Arms provided a focus for the campaign’s ‘keeping friendships alive’ theme – which aims to give men a reason to see their mates more and do something to help beat prostate cancer.

Since it was launched over 12 months ago, Men United has signed up about 230,000 people to back the camapign.

For information on how to set up a Men United Arms email

Pubs supporting Men United Arms

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