Prostate Cancer UK
Prostate Cancer UK is the UK's leading charity in the field of prostate cancer. Each year, more than 40,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer, making it the most common cancer in men in the UK.
The Charity was set up in 1996 and has invested over £12 million in vital medical research and supported thousands of men and their families.
In 2008 and 2009, Iceland held charity golf days which raised an amazing £417,322.42, the proceeds of which were shared between two of our chosen Good Causes. Prostate Cancer UK received over £300,000 from these events.
In November 2010 The Iceland Foods Charitable Foundation was delighted to present a cheque for a further £100,000 to Prostate Cancer UK, raised by our Northern Ireland stores during our annual charity week in August and by our charity golf day in September.
Prostate Cancer UK was again a beneficiary of Iceland’s annual charity golf days in 2011 and 2012, and we were delighted to present the Charity with further cheques for £100,000 in April 2012 and £105,906 in February 2013, bringing our total support over the last five years to more than £525,000.
Iceland Chief Executive Malcolm Walker said: “It isn’t just mums who go to Iceland, and we are delighted to continue our support for the excellent work that Prostate Cancer UK does for those suffering from the most common cancer among men in the UK: providing information, offering support to those diagnosed with prostate cancer and their families, and funding research into the causes, treatment and prevention of the disease.”
Iceland has also undertaken other initiatives to help raise awareness of prostate cancer, including the sale of fridge magnets through our stores in the run-up to Father’s Day 2009.
Click here for more information about Prostate Cancer UK.