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Pubs thanked for impressive £71k donation to Prostate Cancer UK

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The cheque is presented to Prostate Cancer UK outside the George Twickenham
The cheque is presented to Prostate Cancer UK outside the George Twickenham

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Over 600 pubs from around the UK have joined forces to raise £71,000 for Prostate Cancer UK since last year’s Rugby World Cup.

Taylor Walker, Flaming Grill and Chef and Brewer branded pubs teamed up the charity last autumn, which aims to raise awareness, fund more research and support men diagnosed with the disease.

A select number of the pubs involved were transformed into ‘Men United Arms’, and were rebranded with Prostate Cancer branded signs, bunting, beer mats, drip trays and team uniforms, which aimed to provide a space for men and their families to get together.

James Beeby, director of Fundraising at Prostate Cancer UK, said: “We are so pleased that so many pubs have come on board to do something for Prostate Cancer UK, whether it’s transforming into the Men United Arms or selling pin badges.

“By doing this they have joined Men United, and are helping to make a real difference in furthering the fight against the disease. Every single person who has given a penny, a pound or whatever they have contributed has helped to make a difference, so thank you. 

The cheque was presented to the charity at the George in Twickenham, which raised £2,641-the most raised by an individual pub.

General manager Richard Cleave said he was ‘honoured’ to be presenting the cheque and thanked all those who had contributed.

Pubs raise over £100m for charity each year, and according to research, fund-raising is at an all-time high.

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