Prostate Cancer UK's top priority is funding research to stop prostate cancer killing men. They’re 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.
And we’re committed to helping them however we can. We've been working in partnership with Prostate Cancer UK since 2010 - celebrating 10 years of working together in 2020! Our partnership contributions combine colleague fundraising and donations, partnered with donations from our generous customers and suppliers.
The business and our colleagues have really taken this charity to our hearts, with regular fundraising through sponsored charity nights, golf days, branch to branch cycle rides, annual charity car rally across Europe, and sporting challenges. Our colleagues are all doing their bit! We’re proud that the much-needed funds raised go straight into funding new research, supporting specialist nurses and manning the dedicated patient support line.
As a business we are uniquely placed to help Prostate Cancer UK reach and encourage men to speak up, get examined and seek support when they need it. In the UK overall, about 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed, with 1 in 4 black men* having prostate cancer in their lifetime. It’s the most common cancer in men, with over 400,000 living with and after the disease in the UK.
There are three main risk factors for getting prostate cancer, which are things you can't change and these are:
getting older – it mainly affects men aged 50 or over
having a family history of prostate cancer
Check your risk in 30 seconds with Prostate Cancer UK’s risk checker here.
Here at Keyline, we welcome the opportunity to work with our customers and the communities in which we serve to help raise awareness and much needed support for Prostate Cancer UK’s work. Speak to us to see how we can work together to raise awareness in your organisation or to raise funds to help Prostate Cancer UK to stop prostate cancer being a killer, by helping fund their ground breaking research, drive improvements in treatment, and fight injustice in care.
* men identified as ‘black African’, ‘black Caribbean’ and ‘black other’
No-one should continue to suffer in silence. As an industry, we can remove the fear factor around mental health by opening up the conversation and at Keyline our trained Mental Health First Aiders are now on call to listen to any colleague who needs to talk.
We have partnered with the Construction Industry Helpline, which provides 24/7 confidential mental, physical and financial health support for all UK construction workers and their families. This lifeline support is managed by the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity which is funded solely by volunteers, fundraisers and businesses like ours. Details of their phoneline and app are here.
If you think a colleague is struggling with their mental health, the easiest way to offer support is to start the conversation.