Worcester legal firm mfg Solicitors has donated £1,000 to Prostate Cancer UK to assist with the charity’s ongoing research and awareness campaigns.
The generous donation follows the firm’s participation in the recent Sanlam Go Dad Run – a series of 5k runs for men and boys aimed at raising funds for the charity.
Javed Ahmed, a paralegal at mfg, ran the Worcester event, held at Worcester Racecourse, with the 27-year-old also meeting event ambassadors and Olympic legends Colin Jackson, Derek Redmond and Canadian sprinter, Donovan Bailey.
Javed said: “Sanlam are next door to our offices on The Tything so we were really involved in the pre-promotion of what was a fantastic event for the city.
“The event was great fun and saw hundreds of people raising funds for what is an amazing charity.
“I was delighted to play my part of behalf of the firm and hope that our donation will go some way to helping Prostate Cancer UK’s research programme and their ongoing drive to raise awareness.”
Lauren Tunnicliffe, Corporate Engagement Manager at Sanlam, added: “Bringing Go Dad Run to Worcester was important to us as we have a long tradition of working in this business community. We were delighted to receive support from MFG to help promote this cause, they have always been strong partners of ours for charitable events and long may that continue.
“Furthermore, as wealth planners, our role as adviser is to help our clients plan for the future and often to consider the unexpected. Raising awareness of illnesses such as prostate cancer is an important part of our corporate responsibility. Helping to avoid the unnecessary death of any man, be it a brother, son, father or husband is something we are proud to be involved with.”
Mark Bishop, Director of Fundraising at Prostate Cancer UK, said: “We’re delighted that representatives from mfg Solicitors took on the Go Dad Run to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK and thank them for their generous donation.
“Prostate cancer affects fathers, grandfathers, uncles and sons – but also mums, grandmothers, sisters and daughters so getting behind an event like this can only help us combat this fearsome opponent. It’s not about winning or setting personal bests, it’s about running proudly and supporting each other as a family and uniting with men of all ages.”
“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.”
Wealth management experts Sanlam also organised 5k runs in London, Cardiff, Bristol, Warrington and Llangefni.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. More than 10,000 men die every year from this male-only disease, and 300,000 men are living with prostate cancer in the UK.
Prostate Cancer UK works to get men in all areas of the country the early detection, effective diagnosis and better treatments that will beat this disease.
Search Men United, or visit prostatecanceruk.org/menunited