Pubs ‘challenged’ to take part in charity fundraising event for Prostate Cancer UK

By Sara Hussein

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Prostate Cancer UK is urging licensees to host a fundraising night after last year’s launch of the pop-up pub fundraiser, the Men United Arms. 

From hosting a quiz, to a live music night, pubs can take part in the event and help save thousands of men’s lives. Fundraising kits will be distributed and, if they raise over £200, the charity will send the pub more equipment such as drip mats, bunting, banners and t-shirts.

General manager at the Rose of Lancaster, Antony Walton, who’s pub took part in the event last year said: “Hosting fundraisers throughout the year for Prostate Cancer UK really brought staff and customers together for a good cause.”

Based on the amount raised, the most innovative idea, customer involvement and commitment to their local community, the top five fundraising pubs will be shortlisted to become Prostate Cancer UK’s favourite local. The business will be then promoted on social as well as their local media before one is chosen by a panel of industry expert judges to be named the charity’s ‘favourite local’.

 “We will definitely be taking part again this year and it would be fantastic to be one of the shortlisted pubs!” Walton added.

Director of fundraising at Prostate Cancer UK, James Beeby, said: “I challenge all landlords to get involved, have some fun and raise some money. Plus, who doesn’t love a good pub quiz?”

He added: “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.”

The Morning Advertiser ​has been actively involved in supporting the Men United Arms campaign over the last year, raising £9,000 at the Publican Awards in March​.

Prostate cancer kills 10,900 men 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.

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