Record Year for Pentel for Prostate Cancer UK Donations
Pentel saw its donations to Prostate Cancer UK reach well over £127,000 last year, making 2013 the most successful fundraising year so far.Pentel has been a corporate partner to Prostate Cancer UK since 2009 and to date is proud to have raised a massive £331,549 for the charity! More than 1.3 million pens have been sold to help raise this fantastic sum, most of them limited edition, quick drying EnerGel Xm Retractable pens, with a donation of 25p per pen to Prostate Cancer UK. Specially created, eye-catching packaging and point of sale has been produced to highlight fundraising messages and encourage impulse purchasing.
Prostate Cancer UK fights to help more men survive prostate cancer and enjoy a better quality of life. The charity supports men and provides vital information, they find answers by funding research into causes and treatments, and they lead change, raising the profile of the disease and improving care.
Mark Bishop, Director of Fundraising at Prostate Cancer UK, said “Pentel have surpassed their previous brilliant efforts and we’re absolutely thrilled! We really appreciate the clear and continued motivation shown by the Pentel team to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK. A huge thank you to Pentel and its customers for supporting us, and a disease which currently affects 250,000 men in the UK.”
Pentel Marketing Manager, Wendy Vickery, commented, “Thanks to the continued support of our customers and generosity of the public we’re able to keep setting the goalpost higher in our bid to raise even more money for Prostate Cancer UK. The next milestone will be to reach £500,000 and we’re confident that we’ll achieve this target before too long.”
The charity is currently engaged in its high profile ‘Men United v Prostate Cancer’ campaign, which aims to build a united front of men against the disease. Homeland star Damian Lewis, Game of Thrones hard man Charles Dance, Sir Michael Parkinson and rugby legend Will Carling - some of Britain’s most iconic figures – have already signed for Men United, a unique team ‘managed’ by comedian Bill Bailey. Men are being asked to sign here where they can also test their health knowledge by taking a quick quiz