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Supporting Prostate Cancer Uk

Did you know prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men?

One in eight men and one in four black men will be diagnosed with it in their lifetime. It takes a life every 45 minutes, and is now a bigger killer than breast cancer.

And while the disease affects men, it has a knock-on effect for their partners, families and friends.

These are scary statistics, but together we can call time on prostate cancer.

That’s why we used our ideas, energy and resources to join forces with men’s health charity Prostate Cancer UK.

Together with our members and colleagues, we raised money for Prostate Cancer UK through our Community Champions scheme during spring.

The support kicked off with charity quiz nights at three major football grounds, along with sales of official Prostate Cancer pin badges and much more.

And simply by shopping with us, you helped raise money.

Here’s how we supported Prostate Cancer UK, together...

Quiz nights were held at the grounds of Lincoln City, Boston United and Scunthorpe Town Football Clubs. 
Teams used their knowledge to beat the quiz master, with a prize for the winning group and a wooden spoon for the last runners-up.
There was also exciting goodies up for grabs during an auction and raffle at each night including signed t-shirts and footballs. 

A donation was made through the Community champions scheme each time a member shopped in a Lincolnshire Co-op outlet from March until June. Colleague fundraising and the carrier bag levy were also added to the pot.

Official Prostate Cancer UK pin badges were sold at Lincolnshire Co-op food stores for a suggested £1 contribution.

Fundraising also came from generous holidaymakers booking trips at the Society’s travel branches.

There was also a focus on raising awareness, with free fold-up information leaflets available at all 49 of Lincolnshire Co-op’s pharmacies.

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