As part of a two-year partnership with Prostate Cancer UK, Panthera Group has been raising awareness of the disease which affects one in eight men.
The partnership involves organising awareness sessions with the employees of key clients to ensure more men in the sector understand the risks of prostate cancer.
The initiative has seen Galliford Try team up with Panthera Group to hold 11 awareness sessions on site, with two completed so far. One session was delivered by Prostate Cancer UK volunteer Patrick Williams, who was able to draw on his own experience to deliver the event.
Simon Williams, head of hoarding at Panthera, said: “The construction industry consists of predominantly male workers. Delivering the statistics that highlight that one in eight men get prostate cancer certainly has a sobering effect but, of course, the talk also focuses on tests and treatments to reassure the attendees that help and support is available. We are confident these sessions are instrumental in men in the construction industry acting early to get checked.”
As well as running the awareness sessions, two of the team from Panthera Group completed the London Landmarks Half Marathon on 2 April to raise vital funds to support the charity. All support and donations are welcomed.
Panthera Group’s scaffold alarm clients have also been donating to Prostate Cancer UK throughout the year and their support is acknowledged via a special scaffold alarm board installed on the scaffolding.
To find out more about holding toolbox talks, sponsoring runners, or simply helping the company’s fundraising efforts, please contact Lucie Jones at Panthera Group (firstname.lastname@example.org).