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Staff raise more than £5,000 for Prostate Cancer UK

A men’s cancer charity is set to benefit after an annual golf day and dinner raised more than £5,000.

From Press releases - 31 July 2017 12:00 AM

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More than 70 competitors took to the greens and 80 people enjoyed the dinner at Stoke by Nayland Golf Club in Essex to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK.

The ninth annual event was attended by almost staff from UK Power Networks – which delivers electricity to the East of England, London and the South East – contractors, together with their family and friends.

Lea Valley area manager Stuart Varney, the charity committee chairman, said “We are really pleased that yet again so many people supported our charity fundraiser – and even the weather played ball and stayed dry.

“While we are still counting some of the money raised, we have raised more than £5,000 – that brings our total to more than £95,000 raised over the last nine years.”

James Beeby, Director of Fundraising at Prostate Cancer UK, said: “We would like to thank the staff at UK Power Networks for raising an incredible amount of money for Prostate Cancer UK. As well as raising funds, the golf day and dinner will also raise awareness of a disease which affects 1 in 8 men in the UK, and will hopefully get across an important health message. We are incredibly grateful for the continued support from UK Power Networks, which is helping us push for real change, from more effective testing to better treatments for men.”

UK Power Networks staff are already planning next year’s fundraiser, which will be held at Stoke by Nayland Golf Club on June 15, 2018, and will again be in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.