Thanks to the tenacity of our volunteers, giving talks and manning stands across Britain, our three-year awareness programme has hit its target of reaching 350,000 people with four months still to go.
Our three-year awareness programme has exceeded its target of reaching 350,000 people in just 32 months. It's delivered by our talented volunteers, who have manned information stands and spoken about their own experiences with prostate cancer at events all across the UK, in Rotary Clubs, workplaces, army bases, large sporting events, and even prisons.
"A big thank you and well done to everyone who has helped us hit this important milestone – however, the job isn't over yet," says Nick O'Donohue, the programme's manager. "We complete our current Awareness Programme on 31 October, which still gives us four months to reach more people, raise more funds and create more positive interactions between individuals, organisations and Prostate Cancer UK.
"We have a team of trained volunteers throughout the UK who carry out talks to groups both large and small – from a minimum of five people up to 1,000 – and give you the information you need to know about prostate problems.
"We know that talks can truly make a difference. In fact, our speakers have helped men identify symptoms and encouraged men to speak to their GP. So whether you work for a large organisation, are a member of local sports club or just want to help your friends, hearing a talk on prostate cancer can be life saving."
Feedback we've received from our awareness talks...
The presentation was first-class: expertly delivered, the information was in a logical order, I felt there was just the right amount of detail, and the pace was great. I just wanted to show my appreciation
The speakers were most informative and very brave to share their own experiences in such an open and honest manner. I have had some super feedback from employees and demands that it is done again next year! What you are doing is invaluable and lives will be prolonged or saved as a result
Brilliant for me: it really helps you gain an understanding when the presenter has been through it themselves. It was pitched at the right level, content was good and I would like to see more sessions like this