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Nick Butter begins global marathon challenge inspired by heroics of our charity ambassador

4 Jan 2018

Attempting to set a world record for running a marathon in all 196 countries, Nick Butter starts his 550-day adventure this weekend. We talk to him and Kevin Webber, who inspired him to take on the challenge and raise £250k for Prostate Cancer UK.

Prostate Cancer UK set to dominate the media in Boxing Day blitz

21 Dec 2017

The day after Christmas, we’ll be at the heart of football fixtures on TV and radio, as well as topping a tabloid newspaper, telling the story of our 'Man of Men' and raising awareness of the most common cancer in men. Here's where to look (and listen) out for us while you're finishing off the festive turkey.

Make mine a treble! Darts aces support our Men United Arms campaign

20 Dec 2017

Legendary arrowsmen Dennis Priestley, Martin Adams and Bobby George have thrown their weight behind our pub fundraising and awareness campaign after two of them shared their own experiences of the most common cancer in men.

Bears and betrothals: how a fundraising trek across America brought a new family closer together

20 Dec 2017

When Harry Firth fulfilled his life-long ambition of hiking the epic Pacific Crest Trail this year, he decided to raise money for us as a tribute to his girlfriend's dad, who lives with incurable prostate cancer. Among the close encounters with wildlife and thrilling scenery, it was a campfire proposal that would leave the biggest impression and make his future father-in-law most proud.

"I can’t say how lucky I feel to have had so much quality time after a very bleak initial prognosis"

8 Dec 2017

Alan Oliver was the face of our Christmas campaign last year, talking about how abiraterone had afforded him more time with his family and sharing his brilliant poem about prostate cancer. A year on, he tells us how his treatment is going now and unveils his latest poetic ode to keeping your spirits up.

Steelworks employees raise £32k to help us fight prostate cancer

6 Dec 2017

A charitable foundation set up just a year ago by a leading steel manufacturer has already raised a five-figure sum for us, thanks to the fundraising heroics of the company's workforce.

Join Jeff Stelling and hang your support on the tree this Christmas

1 Dec 2017

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.

“Kevin Sinfield has inspired me during my treatment. England will need 80 minutes of his attitude and determination to beat the Aussies”

30 Nov 2017

BLOG: Bill Arthur, the Sky Sports presenter, has mixed emotions in the run up to the rugby league World Cup final this weekend between England and Australia. In this exclusive blog, he reflects on the six-year anniversary of his diagnosis with prostate cancer, how friends and family have supported him through his treatment, and what his Sky Sports colleagues think England need to do to win on Saturday.

“The football family never fails to step up.” Heartfelt thanks from Varney as Mambo shirt nets thousands

24 Nov 2017

Last week, Ebbsfleet United turned a flurry of social media back chat into a fundraising scheme, putting a unique Mambo number five jersey up for auction after calls for player Yado Mambo to wear it. Now, as one lucky bidder celebrates and the singer of the hit song praises the effort, the club’s vice chairman, whose prostate cancer experience inspired the move, tells us what it means to him.

Jeff Stelling scoops award for his 'unbelievable' fundraising feet

22 Nov 2017

Jeff Stelling's 'unbelievable' efforts have been recognised with the Celebrity Fundraiser of the Year prize at last night's JustGiving Fundraising Awards, beating actor Tom Hardy and stage star Denise Van Outen to the honour.