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Prostate Cancer UK launch favourite local competition at Great British Beer Festival

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For Immediate Release: 31st July 2017

Prostate Cancer UK launch favourite local competition at Great British Beer Festival

Prostate Cancer UK will be launching its “favourite local” competition at the Great British Beer Festival trade day in the hopes of encouraging thousands of landlords to sign up to fundraising events in their pubs.

The charity’s favourite local competition is part of its Men United Arms campaign, encouraging landlords and their local customers to raise money to help stop prostate cancer from being a killer.

Former professional darts player and television presenter Bobby George will be heading up the campaign and on the Prostate Cancer UK stand from midday to 3 pm on the 8th of August. Bobby will speak to landlords and traders about why getting involved could help their pub, their customers and help save men’s lives.

James Beeby, Director of Fundraising at Prostate Cancer UK said: “I couldn’t think of a better way to start our search for Prostate Cancer UK’s favourite local than at the Great British Beer Festival. We need landlords to join others across the country and come together to support their customers in helping beat this disease.

“Prostate Cancer affects every community. 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed in the UK and a man dies from prostate cancer every hour. I hope everyone attending will pay a visit to the Prostate Cancer UK stand at the Great British Beer Festival and I encourage all landlords to turn their pubs into a Men United Arms to help us save men’s lives.”

Ian Hill, Great British Beer Festival organiser says: “The Great British Beer Festival trade day is the networking event of the year for Britain’s brewing and pubs industry, and a great way to speak to thousands of landlords in one place.

“Pubs play a hugely important role in raising money for charity, and in just the last year have raised £100 million for charitable causes across the country. We look forward to welcoming Prostate Cancer UK and Bobby George to the Festival and hope visitors take the time to visit their stand (ST04) to learn how they can help beat prostate cancer.”

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Notes to Editor:

For more information about Prostate Cancer UK’s Men United Arms campaign please visit https://prostatecanceruk.org/get-involved/men-united/the-men-united-arms

To book tickets for CAMRA’s trade day session, please visit https://www.gbbf.org.uk/tickets/trade-session/ before close of play on the 31st of July.

About Prostate Cancer UK:

Prostate Cancer UK leads the fight against prostate cancer. We fund groundbreaking research, drive improvements in treatment, and fight injustice in care. Now we’ve set ourselves the toughest challenge yet: to stop prostate cancer being a killer.

Through shifting the science over the next 10 years to focus on radical improvements in diagnosis, treatment, prevention and support, we can make prostate cancer a disease the next generation of men need not fear.

About CAMRA:

CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, is a not-for-profit consumer group with over 187,000 members that has been operating since 1971. Our vision is to have quality real ale and thriving pubs in every community.

Key headline statistics:  

• 11,000 men die from prostate cancer 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. 1 in 8 men in the UK will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. The stats are 1 in 4 in black men.

• Prostate cancer is set to become the most commonly diagnosed cancer of all in the UK in 2030 – which is why we must all act now to curb its power to kill.

• Prostate cancer treatment often causes devastating, long term side-effects. Incontinence and erectile dysfunction strike at the heart of what it means to be a man.

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

• Visit www.prostatecanceruk.org now to help beat this disease.

 

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