Throughout January and February, Briggs employees and their families dusted off their arts and crafts supplies to recreate the famous Prostate Cancer man. Each entry saw a donation from the business to Prostate Cancer UK and it’s one of many activities currently ongoing to help raise funds for the charity.
Prostate Cancer UK’s top priority is funding research to stop prostate cancer. They are investing millions to find better treatments and better tests that can spot fast-growing cancers early, and could be used in a screening programme to save thousands of lives.
The latest data shows that 12,000 men died of prostate cancer in one year. That’s 12,000 friends, brothers, lovers and dads. Most of these men died because their prostate cancer was not detected early enough. Prostate Cancer UK is working to change this. In the last 20 years, Prostate Cancer UK has invested over £37 million into ground-breaking research, and continue to provide award-winning support for men. Throughout 2021, Briggs employees will be taking part in various activities and events to help protect and fund this vital work.
Esther Speck, from the Briggs Charity Team, commented: “Given the circumstances of the pandemic, we’re having to come up with new and innovative ways to try and raise money for Prostate Cancer UK. As always, Briggs people have stepped up to the plate and have got involved by supplying some fantastic designs of Prostate Cancer man.
“We’re looking forward to supporting Prostate Cancer UK throughout 2021 and we’ve got lots of events planned.”
Thank you to the following Briggs people who submitted their Prostate Cancer man drawings: Cari Layland, Gemma Beddow, Amelia Taylor, Gwen Scott, Steph Horan, Vicki Greenfield, Dawn Tear, Westley Hawkins, Rose Langley, Paul Armiger, Kelly Goulding, Nathan Hancock, Jess Perrett, Esther Speck and Annette Kirwan.
You can find out more about Prostate Cancer UK by clicking here