Companies large and small offer us fantastic support. And we can offer help, advice, inspiration, motivation, practical support, fundraising materials and anything else you need. After all, we’re all part of the same team.
So make us your partner. Contact us online or call us on 020 3310 7236, and we'll get the ball rolling.
Fundraising at work is fun, motivating and great for staff morale. We have an action-packed annual events calendar with loads of ways to help you get involved throughout the year.
We offer our own events for you to take part in, can tailor events to suit you, or simply support your events and ideas. Whichever route you choose, we'll champion you all the way, providing advice, fundraising materials and help with media coverage.
Payroll Giving is a simple and tax-effective scheme which allows your employees to donate to us through a pre-tax deduction from their salary. It’s a great way of donating because it costs 20-40% less to give, yet we get the full amount. If your company has a Payroll Giving scheme established, the payroll department simply deducts the amount pledged from your employees’ pay. We receive the donation, and the tax that would have been paid on this amount is added on by the government.
Men United is a movement that's getting noticed. We have plenty of sponsorship opportunities available and would love your company to get involved. We'll tailor your package to meet your company's objectives, but at the very least, sponsoring one of our events or projects will enhance your company's brand awareness and image.
Raid the stockpiles! We make really good use of gifts in kind – they're brilliant for giving to star fundraisers to show our appreciation, or for using as prizes. Either way, they're an extremely valuable way of supporting our work.
The following pharmaceutical companies sponsored or supported Prostate Cancer UK activities from April 2013 - March 2014:
Janssen-Cilag UK Ltd
Lilly UK Ltd
We have a policy that funding from pharmaceutical and medical device companies will not exceed 5% of our total annual income. During the financial year 2013/14, donations from these organisations, expressed as a percentage of our total annual income, came to less than 0.02%.
We build long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with our corporate partners. We'll work together with you to agree objectives, provide account support for staff, customers and suppliers, and celebrate our partnership in the media.
Prostate Cancer UK was chosen as Royal Mail's Charity of the Year 2012-2014.Employees raised funds through a wide variety of initiatives and events, and more than we could imagine - raising over £2.3 million with match-funding from Royal Mail.
“Over our two year partnership with Prostate Cancer UK, we have enjoyed fundraising successes, and high levels of employee engagement. Our partnership has raised over £2.3 million to fund specialist prostate cancer nurses. Thousands of our people engaged in awareness days, campaigns, and fundraising events around the UK. It has been a pleasure to work alongside Prostate Cancer UK’s partnership team, and help raise much needed funds for the men affected by prostate cancer, and their families.”
- Lily Heinemann, Head of Corporate Responsibility and Community Investment, Royal Mail Group
Deloitte employees have voted to join the fight against prostate cancer for the next three years by nominating us as one of their new Charity of the Year partners along with The Alzheimer's Society and Mind.
This major partnership comprises fundraising and vital volunteering and pro bono support, all of which will drive our pioneering 'Search and Rescue' programme, in which we will recruit and train volunteers to search for 300,000 men at risk of prostate cancer by holding talks and events, and signpost them to our key support services.
M&S has proudly supported Prostate Cancer UK for nine years raising over £2 million to support our helpline, giving men diagnosed with a prostate problem unlimited time to talk over treatment options with one of our Specialist Nurses.
During February 2014, M&S sold pin badges at till points giving our Men United campaign a boost on the high street.
FirstGroup staff voted to support us for a three year partnerships at the end of 2014. To celebrate the launch of the partnership in April 2015, 30,000 FirstGroup staff will kick start their fundraising with some great events like Men United quizzes, cycle rides, collections and cake sales. The new three year partnership hopes to raise £1 million for men affected by prostate cancer, and their partners and families.
One of the aims of the partnership is to begin life-saving journeys for FirstGroup employees, customers and the wider community by ensuring they know their risk of prostate cancer and raising awareness of the disease, and the support available from the charity. There have already been some great awareness-raising events as our volunteer led awareness talks and stands have popped up in depots across the UK.
Donations received via FirstGroup over the next three years will fund the production of 1 million 'Know Your Prostate' pocket guides, and will also provide us with invaluable advertising space throughout the extensive UK bus and rail networks which will encourage many more people to join the our campaign against prostate cancer.
From small beginnings in 2010, Keyline has become on of our mainstay supporters who are committed to raising both awareness and funds for men with prostate cancer. In 2010, we received a pledge of £25,000 towards our work. Fast fowards five years, and Keyline have raised over £1 million! They've also received recognition at the Business Charity Awards where they won best UK project and a highly commended for the partnership.
In February 2015, Keyline celebrated hitting the £1 million target at their annual conference and announced that they would continue to support us for a further five years to the tune of a further £1 million.
Kieran Griffin, Managing Director of Keyline says "We are proud to be working with Prostate Cancer UK. Operating in a male-dominated industry, this is a charity we feel we have a responsibility towards supporting and helping to raise awareness."
Iceland Foods have supported us since 2008, and have donated over £860,000 to help support men with prostate cancer.
Chief Executive Malcolm Walker says, "It isn't just Mums who go to Iceland, and we are delighted to continue our support for the excellent work that Prostate Cancer UK does for those living with the most common cancer among men in the UK."
We've been a beneficiary of Iceland's Charity Golf Day every year, and last year received a fantastic £100,000 following the event.
Since 2009, Pentel has supported Prostate Cancer UK through the sales of its blue EnerGel Xm pens in Clinton Cards and other stockists. They have donated over £370,000 in that time - a significant amount of ink!
The Charity Committee at Carlsberg have been busy with their fundraising since we partnered with them in 2013 and have raised nearly £30,000 to help men with prostate cancer.
They have organised bucket collections, car wash events, bake sales, comedy nights, fancy dress days and taken part in Movember. This year, their fundraising went to a new height when they took on the Three Peaks Challenge and raised over £1,000.
talkSPORT, the world's biggest sports radio station, is supporting Prostate Cancer UK as its first ever charity partner. To kick off, they supported the inaugural Men United Cup - a nationwide 5-a-side tournament in support of the charity.
talkSPORT will also be working with us to support our sports activity and raising money with their staff.
We are the Official Charity Partner of The Football League, the largest professional football league in Europe.
The Football League work with their member clubs to support Men United match days, our fundraising activity such as the London to Amsterdam Challenge, a golf day and five a side football tournaments played at clubs across the League. We also have a presence at all five Football League Wembley Finals each year.
Sponsor of the Football Conference and commercial vehicle leasing business Vanarama signed up to Men United in September 2014, and have already been great supporters. On Non-League day 2014 Vanarama pledged to make a donation to us on behalf of every fan attending a Vanarama Conference fixture on the day, raising thousands.
Vanarama will be testing their sporting knowledge at the Men United Sports Quiz, with staff planning lots more exciting fundraising activities throughout the year.
“Much of the non-league football fan base and the vast majority of our van leasing customers are male, so it makes perfect sense to support Prostate Cancer UK, helping raise cash and spread awareness.”
With over 8,000 staff, 80% of which are male, Thales UK is a perfect fit for us.
The partnership launched in April 2015 and staff across all 35 of their sites got their fundraising off to a great start. They took part in sweepstakes, held bake sales and raffles. Thales have also kindly funded production of our Tool Kit for men who've been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
The next year looks set to be a busy one filled with challenge events and, of course, more office fundraising!
RGB Building Supplies joined our team in June 2015. They've already held a Golf Day and in-store fundraising kicked off with a cycle-a-thon and row-a-thon competition during Health and Safety week to see who can travel the furthest in a day. More activities are planned for later in the year.
N Brown Group have chosen Prostate Cancer UK to be a charity partner for the next two years, and we're delighted to welcome them to our team.
The group operates a trusted family of retail brands offering fashion that fits under the auspices of Jacamo, JD Williams and Simply Be. They've also engineered a number of targeted support and specialist brands for specific consumer groups.
In a joint partnership with Prostate Cancer UK, Breast Cancer Now and The Silver Line, the N Brown Group is committed to raising funds both in-store and through staff initiatives.
DPDgroup is the second largest international parcel delivery network in Europe. The group combines innovative technologies and local expertise to provide simple, flexible services for both senders and recipients. Through its Predict service, DPDgroup has established new service standards by placing customers at the centre of the delivery process. DPD has nearly 9,300 people working across the UK, operating more than 3,500 vehicles from over 52 locations. DPD also has a sister company in the UK, Interlink Express, which is a franchised network that focuses on express parcel services for SMEs.
DPD UK and Interlink Express have voted to support us as their charity of the year for 2015 and 2016. Staff have supported our work through workplace fundraising and sporting events, and have already raised over £200,000 in the first year of the partnership alone!
Prostate Cancer UK has been appointed the Official Charity Partner of Srixon, one of the biggest names in the word of Golf. The world-leading supplier of golf equipment will be donating £1.50 from every dozen pack of new 2017 Z-Star balls sold to help stop prostate cancer being a killer. With the average age of the UK golfer being over 50 years old and men over 50 having an increased risk of developing prostate cancer, the partnership is the perfect opportunity to reach some of the men who most need to hear our message.