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Taking a flying leap for Prostrate Cancer UK!

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Barbers are a charitable lot indeed – you annually grow and mow to raise funds for Movember and take an interest in the real issues that face your customers and your communities. Here’s a great example… Jamie Roberts of Just Gents in Milton Keynes, Martin Ruff of Ruffcutz in Newport Pagnell, and Max Osborne and Pawan Deep of No.1 Barbers in Fenny Stratford have teamed up as ‘Barbers United’ to take part in Prostrate Cancer UK’s ‘Men United vs Prostrate Cancer’ campaign and there mass fundraising skydive on Father’s Day (Sunday June 15th). Inspired by relatives and friends that have triumphed over the disease, they are hoping to raise over £2,000 by taking the 10,000 foot jump at an airfield in Brackley, Northants to help the charity fund research into causes and treatments, and provide support and information to those affected by the disease.  Team leader Jamie says “I decided to take on the challenge for Prostate Cancer UK after being inspired by their Men United campaign. My dad recently beat prostate cancer and it was a massive relief for the whole family. Many men are not so fortunate though and, after I saw a link for Men United on Facebook, I began reading about the great work the charity does in supporting men affected by prostate cancer and their families. I realised that, as a barber in my dad’s shop Just Gents, I’m in a good position to help raise awareness of a cancer that affects just gents!” Mark Bishop, Director of Fundraising at Prostate Cancer UK, said: “With over 40,000 men diagnosed with prostate cancer each year in the UK and one man dying every hour, it is our aim to help more men survive the disease and enjoy a better quality of life. We wish the ‘Barbers United’ team every success with their skydive.”

To sponsor ‘Barbers United’ please visit: www.justgiving.com/barbersunited or text: BUTD99 £5 to 70070. To get involved with your own fundraising visit www.prostratecanceruk.org.

 

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