Prostate Cancer Awareness month

One in eight men will get prostate cancer

Royal Mail Group is backing Prostate Cancer Awareness Month throughout March in support of its charity partner, Prostate Cancer UK. 

The charity aims to use the month as a platform to wake up the nation to the disease and change the fortune of men’s health once and for all.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in men in the UK. Over 40,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year and one man dies from the disease every hour.

Royal Mail Group is giving the month its full support to raise awareness of the disease and the support available.

This includes creating a special postmark that says ‘Royal Mail is supporting Prostate Cancer UK’, which will feature on postmarked mail throughout a period in the month.

The company will also be highlighting the symptoms of prostate cancer and the help available to around 150,000 employees. This will be through a health road show and information sessions at Royal Mail and Parcelforce Worldwide sites across the UK.

Our people will also be raising money for Prostate Cancer UK during the month, with money matched by the company, penny for penny. This follows a number of fundraising activities that have already taken place since the charity partnership was launched in June 2012, including Movember, where over £480,000 was raised, including match funding.

Thanks to the funds already raised by Royal Mail Group and its employees, a full time specialist Prostate Cancer UK nurse has been appointed, the first of several, and has started providing support and education to men and their families in Glasgow.

For more information about prostate cancer visit www.prostatecanceruk.org