Help us crack prostate cancer

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month 2013

In 2013, our Sledgehammer fund had men and women across the country raising money for us to help crack prostate cancer and raise awareness of this awful disease.

Bill Bailey kicked off the broadcast campaign on 1 January, swiftly followed by impressionist Jon Culshaw with some spoof betting adverts. As a result, we saw significantly more visits to our website looking for information, more donations flooding in, and much more coverage of prostate cancer in the media.

The final month of the campaign was March: Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

'March is for men,' and once again we want to give a huge thank-you to our partner Marks and Spencer.

M&S has proudly supported Prostate Cancer UK for seven years, raising nearly £1.7million to support our helpline, giving men diagnosed with a prostate problem unlimited time to talk over treatment options with one of our Specialist Nurses. During March 2013, M&S  sold pin badges and key rings at till points, and donated 10 per cent from sales of Autograph men's underwear. Their staff also fundraised in-store, doing all sorts of funny things for money.

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month is over, but there are still a lot of ways you can get involved and help wake up the nation to prostate cancer:

Spread the word

Order free information about prostate cancer, and hand out leaflets or put up posters in your community.

Raise funds to crack prostate cancer

It's time to fight back and help more men survive. You can help us crack prostate cancer by fundraising in a range of fantastic events. Choose to run or cycle, trek, host a tea party, or even skydive and we'll support you in your fundraising efforts. Find an event that suits you.

Help us improve care for men

We're campaigning to get our Quality Checklist adopted by the NHS across the UK. The checklist describes the care and support men with prostate cancer should expect to receive at every stage of their diagnosis and treatment. Together we can help ensure all men in the UK receive good quality prostate cancer care. Contact your politicians to ask for their support.

Remember a loved one with an In Memory Tribute Fund

You can now set up an online In Memory Tribute Fund to commemorate a loved one who has passed away, allowing family and friends to share memories in words, pictures, music and even video. Find out more about setting up a fund.


However you choose to lend your support, thank you for helping us wake up the nation to a disease that kills 10,000 men every year.