Willmott Dixon Partnerships' was looking rather
blue recently when staff raised money in support of 'Out of The
Blue Day' for Prostate Cancer Awareness
Donning everything and anything blue, staff
participated in Dress Down Days, raffles and competitions with
some resourceful individuals finding a new way of
'sporting' standard issue shoe protectors.
Customer & Community Officer for Willmott Dixon
Partnerships, Michael Pearson, said: "As a company, we are heavily
involved in supporting local initiatives and charity
events. 'Out of the Blue Day' seemed such a good idea to
raise money and an opportunity to have a bit of fun at the same
time. The most important thing though is that we helped raise
the profile of such an important subject, particularly as it's
a subject that's still quite taboo and a lot of
men are too embarrassed to discuss it."
The company also displayed official charity posters
throughout offices and workplaces and distributed
information sheets about the disease
Mark Bishop, Director of Fundraising at The Prostate
Cancer Charity, said: "It's fantastic to see the staff of Willmott
Dixon Partnerships throwing their support behind Prostate Cancer
Awareness Month in such a quirky way. Although the most
common cancer in men, very little is known about prostate cancer
and we are incredibly grateful to the team for helping us to spread
the word about this disease. It is only with the help of
people like Willmott Dixon Partnerships we are able to give men the
support and care they deserve."
Prostate cancer kills 10,000 men in the
UK every year - that's one man every hour. 37,000
men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year in the UK and
currently there are 250,000 men living with the disease.
Monies raised will go direct to the Charity.