We've sent out thousands of our 'Man of Men' Christmas decorations to people who've donated to our Christmas appeal. Donors are using them to remember loved ones and show their support for us by hanging them on their tree. Find out what Sky Sports presenter and fundraiser extraordinaire Jeff Stelling wrote on his, and how to receive yours in time for Christmas.
This time of year reminds us that what we want – this year and every year – is to give more men Christmas with the people who love them. It's also a time when many families will feel the loss of a loved one missing from the festivities.
That's why we've created our special 'Man of Men' Christmas decorations, on which thousands of our donors have written a dedication or message to hang on their tree to remember husbands and fathers who’ve died of prostate cancer, friends and family who’ve been there to help someone through it, and the health professionals and researchers working to stop the disease.
For four-year-old Rory, who stars in our Christmas appeal, it's his grandad and 'mate forever' Bernie that he's dedicated his decoration to.
Celebrities at our recent Carols by Candlelight concert have shared theirs too. Actress, Gemma Oaten, who did a reading, was moved to tears when she talked about her dad, to whom she’s dedicated her Man of Men decoration. Originally diagnosed six years ago, he was given the all clear, only to be told two weeks ago that his prostate cancer has come back. Her message reads: "For my Dad, I love you, we will beat this again."
But it doesn’t have to be about just one man. Our fundraising hero, Jeff Stelling, has dedicated the man on his tree to all those who walked with him on his epic March for Men this year.
Two of those marchers, Anthony Hall and David Stott, joined him at the recent Just Giving awards, where he scooped a prize for his multiple-marathon March. This uncle-and-nephew team raised £10,000 walking together after David’s father was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2016.
We’d love to see your messages hanging on trees across the UK, so please share them with us.
1. Donate now and get sent your 'Man of Men' decoration.
2. Write a special message or dedication on the back of it.
3. Post or tweet us a photo of you hanging it on your Christmas tree or holding it up and tell us what the message is, who it is for and why.
4. Share it on your own social media pages using the hashtag #WhosTheMan.
You need to move fast to get your decoration, as orders will close on Wednesday 13 December.
You don’t have to write a message to yourself! It could be to someone you met while having treatment, your GP or nurse, the consultant who operated on you, or the researchers who are working to stop other men in your family having to face the same thing… you get the idea!
Donate now and get your decoration in time for Christmas. Thank you for your support.