Preston firm raise £10,000 for charity

7th March, 2016 - 10:31am

Fulwood based Key Retirement Group has raised £10,000 for Prostate Cancer UK.

Staff at the financial services company, which specialises in products and services for the over 55s, took part in a number of fundraising activities over the past year to raise more than £7,500 for Prostate Cancer UK.

Money was raised by hosting a quiz night, a family fun day and a Halloween ‘spooktacular’, where the office was transformed into a scene from a horror film. The company CEO Colin Taylor boosted the total to an impressive £10,000. On 22nd February a cheque was presented to local Prostate Cancer UK volunteer Chris Bergman.

 

James Beeby, director of fundraising at Prostate Cancer UK said: “We would like to thank Colin Taylor and all the staff at Key Retirement for raising funds for Prostate Cancer UK. By doing this they are helping to make a real difference in furthering the fight against prostate cancer.

“Whatever you do together, big or small, you’ll be helping us push for real change, from more effective testing to better treatments.”

Colin Taylor, chief executive officer at Key Retirement, said: “Our staff continues to get behind our fundraising activities with vigour and support; giving generously of their time and money.

“Companywide participation is a great thing and the team’s creativity never ceases to amaze me! It’s a real team-building exercise, while giving something back to the community too.”
Each year, Key Retirement chooses a ‘charity of the year’ to support, often focusing on those most poignant to its customers. Men aged 50 or over are among those more at risk of getting prostate cancer. Prostate Cancer UK is the UK’s largest men’s health charity, with the aim to improve the care and welfare of those affected by the disease, as well as investing in research and raising awareness.

For more information on Men United and Prostate Cancer UK please visit prostatecanceruk.org

Notes to editors

About Men United and Prostate Cancer UK:

Prostate Cancer UK has a simple ambition – to stop men dying from prostate cancer.
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. Standing against injustice, Men United is Prostate Cancer UK’s movement for everyone who believes that men are worth fighting for. Already more than a quarter of a million strong, Men United will help Prostate Cancer UK raise its game – and the funds vital to beat this disease. Working together, we can stop prostate cancer in its tracks.

Key headline statistics

  • 10000 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 over 330,000 living with the disease.
  • Without urgent action, prostate cancer is set to become the most common of all cancers by 2030 which is why we must all act now.
  • 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: 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.