Raising awareness for Charity ‘The Prostate Project’

women and man holding champagne. Nadine and James

Polymer Compounders Limited (PCL) recently attended the Plastics Industry Awards in London at the Hilton Hotel on Park Lane.

Although PCL didn’t win this year, the Team still immensely enjoyed the festivities, with Producer, Entertainer, and former Strictly Come Dancing pro ‘Brendan Cole hosting the event. Our Team decided to try their luck at the Roulette and Blackjack tables, which Distrupol generously sponsored.

“The charity is very close to Distrupol’s heart, after losing their MD, Gerry Moore, to the illness back in 2016. The casino raised a fantastic £1,000 on the night, which was a great success and one that Colin Stokes – who established the charity and was in attendance on the evening – was very proud of.”(Stanton, J (2018). ‘Plastic Industry Awards Charity Casino Sponsor’. Retrieved December 12, 2018, from: https://www.distrupol.com/PIA-Charity-Casino-Sponsor.html)

In the picture above, James Stanton, Commercial Manager at Distupol, is handing a bottle of ‘Charles Heidsieck’ champagne to PCL’s Nadine Jeffrey, much to her delight!

The casino evening’s proceeds went towards raising awareness and valuable funds for ‘The Prostate Project’, a charity close to Distrupol’s heart, especially after losing their MD, Gerry Moore, to illness in 2016.

“The Prostate Project is a registered charity established in 1998 by prostate cancer patient Colin Stokes and his consultant urological surgeon, Mr John Davies. Their ambition is to give men a better chance of beating prostate cancer. In the past 18 years, we have raised over £8 million and helped the Royal Surrey County Hospital achieve ‘Centre of Excellence’ status in the treatment of prostate cancer. We support the Royal Surrey County Hospital, St Luke’s Cancer Centre and Frimley Park Hospital in their efforts to detect and treat prostate cancer. We have provided equipment, specialist nursing staff and run an active patient support group.” (Davies, J. & Stokes, C (2006). ‘The Prostate Project’. Retrieved December 12, 2018, from http://www.prostate-project.org.uk/about.html)

The casino night raised a total of £1000, which went directly to The Prostate Project and will significantly aid the continued research of treatment, equipment, and overall awareness of prostate cancer.

If you would like to donate to this wonderful charity directly you can do so via the link provided below: https://prostate-project.org.uk/donate

Our research initiative, launched in 2006 at the University of Surrey, has grown to become the largest charity-funded prostate cancer research group in the UK. Currently 25 strong, the Prostate Project research team are producing results of international importance including the development of antibodies against targets on the surface of prostate cancers, the development of vaccines from the patient’s own immune cells and the use of a potential new marker (EN2) in urine to identify the presence of prostate cancer; the first breakthrough in diagnosis since the 30-year-old PSA blood test currently used to detect prostate cancer.” – (Davies, J. & Stokes, C (2006). ‘The Prostate Project’. Retrieved December 12, 2018, from http://www.prostate-project.org.uk/about.html)

Continued Efforts in Promoting Prostate Health Awareness

“The Prostate Project” has been at the forefront of advocating for prostate health awareness and the need for advanced research in the field. Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer among men. However, with early detection and proper treatment, the chances of survival are significantly high. The charity’s efforts are aimed at reducing the stigma around prostate health discussions and encouraging men to get regular check-ups.

Community Engagement and Educational Initiatives

One of the key strategies of “The Prostate Project” is to engage with communities through various educational initiatives. By organising workshops, seminars, and health fairs, the charity educates the public about the importance of early detection of prostate cancer. These events often feature medical professionals who provide valuable insights into prostate health, symptoms to watch for, and the latest treatments available.