41 Club partners with The Prostate Cancer Charity in the fight against prostate cancer

  • 12 June 2012

41 Club - more formally known as The Association of Ex-Round Tablers' Clubs - is joining forces with with The Prostate Cancer Charity for a year-long partnership, to raise a significant sum to help fund vital research and support services.

The club will be calling on its 18,000 members to unite in the fight against prostate cancer with a variety of fundraising activities and personal challenges over the course of the year to help raise its target.

The partnership will also help to raise awareness of prostate cancer - the most common cancer in men in the UK which mainly affects those over 50 - amongst 41 Club's members, who are all at least 41 years old and therefore a key group to engage in the cause.  

David Smith, President of 41 Club, said: "I am delighted to promote The Prostate Cancer Charity as the Association's Presidential Charity 2012-13.  Every man is at risk from this disease and it is important that we look after our health and support The Prostate Cancer Charity in its efforts to increase awareness and reduce the risk."

Mark Bishop, Director of Fundraising at The Prostate Cancer Charity, added: "We are delighted that 41 Club has decided to partner with The Prostate Cancer Charity and we are hopeful that the partnership will raise both awareness and vital funds for research, campaigns and the Charity's support services, directly helping those affected by the disease."

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Notes to Editors

For further information onThe Prostate Cancer Charity please contact:

Kate Cowling 0208 222 7645 Kate.Cowling@prostate-cancer.org.uk

Ellie Brooke 0208 222 7669 Ellie.Brooke@prostate-cancer.org.uk

About The Prostate Cancer Charity

For further information on The Prostate Cancer Charity please contact: Ellie Brooke or Kate Cowling 0208 222 7669/7645. Out of hours contact: 0798 432 5001. Email: Ellie.Brooke@prostate-cancer.org.uk or Kate.Cowling@prostate-cancer.org.uk.

  • Prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in men in the UK
  • Every year in the UK over 37,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer
  • One man dies every hour of prostate cancer in the UK
  • African Caribbean men are three times more likely to develop prostate cancer than white men.

The Prostate Cancer Charity is striving for a world where lives are no longer limited by prostate cancer. The Charity is fighting prostate cancer on every front - through research, support, information and campaigning.

If you have any queries about prostate cancer, call The Prostate Cancer Charity's confidential Helpline 0800 074 8383 which is staffed by specialist nurses and open from 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday and Wednesdays from 7 - 9pm or visit www.prostate-cancer.org.uk.