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Coral announce new partnership with Prostate Cancer UK

| 04.11.2019
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Partnership aims to raise funds and increase awareness

A new charity partnership between the leading bookmaker Coral and Prostate Cancer UK, the largest men’s health charity in the UK, kicks-off this month with the twin aims of raising vital funds and increasing awareness of the risks of the most common cancer in men.

More than 11,500 men die from prostate cancer in the UK each year, with one in eight men likely to get the disease at some point in their lives. However, it can often be successfully treated if diagnosed early and accurately enough. Men over 50, black men and men with a family history of the disease are more at risk and should speak to their doctor if they have concerns.

The three-year partnership was the result of a vote by Coral staff to choose a company-wide charity partner, and will see staff in Coral shops across the UK and at their London headquarters carry out a wide range of fundraising activities to champion Prostate Cancer UK’s work of profiling the disease, as well as raise awareness of the risk of prostate cancer among Coral staff and customers.

GVC Retail Managing Director Mark Chambers commented: “On behalf of everyone at Coral, I am proud that we have chosen to partner with Prostate Cancer UK, and over the next three years help in some small way with the incredible work they do.”

“The stark truth is one man dies from prostate cancer every 45 minutes in the UK, meaning everyone will know someone who has been affected by the disease, but that also means that every penny we can raise to help fight this cancer will make a difference. I have no doubt that colleagues will come up with some weird and wonderful ways of raising money and help increase awareness of the disease.”

Angela Culhane, Chief Executive of Prostate Cancer UK, said: “We are so grateful to the staff at Coral for choosing Prostate Cancer UK as their charity partner. Prostate Cancer UK stand with and for men and their families, and this partnership allows Coral colleagues and customers to show that they too believe men are worth saving, by wearing our ‘Man of Men’ badge, learning more about their risk and raising money to save men’s lives.”

“Prostate Cancer UK’s top priority is to find better tests and treatments that could save thousands of lives, so that our dads, brothers, partners, sons and friends can live longer and have more time with the people they love.”

“It’s so important for us to be present where men are, so teaming up with Coral helps us to take these important health messages out to a high number of men and their families across the UK. We look forward to engaging with Coral staff over the next three years, joining forces to help stop prostate cancer being a killer.”

Partnership funds will go towards vital services that men with prostate cancer desperately need and ground-breaking research which could lead to better tests – since there is currently no national screening programme for prostate cancer – and treatments.

There are more than 400,000 men living with or after prostate cancer in the UK and one man dies every 45 minutes from the disease. For thousands of men, both now and in the future, the money raised could make a life-changing difference.

For further information please contact Simon Clare, Director of PR at Coral

Tel: 07860 465139, e-mail: Simon.clare@coral.co.uk

For Prostate Cancer UK enquiries, email pressoffice@prostatecanceruk.org or call 07984 325001.

About GVC

GVC Holdings PLC (LSE: GVC) is one of the world’s largest sports-betting and gaming groups, operating both online and in the retail sector. The Group owns a comprehensive portfolio of established brands; Sports Brands include bwin, Coral, Crystalbet, Eurobet, Ladbrokes, Neds International and Sportingbet; Games Brands include CasinoClub, Foxy Bingo, Gala, Gioco Digitale, partypoker and PartyCasino. The Group owns proprietary technology across all of its core product verticals and in addition to its B2C operations provides services to third-party customers on a B2B basis. In the US the Group operates Roar Digital, a joint-venture with MGM Resorts, created to capitalise on the opportunities presented by the regulation of sports betting and gaming. GVC acquired Ladbrokes Coral Group plc on 28 March 2018 and is the UK’s largest high street bookmaker.

Incorporated in the Isle of Man, GVC is a constituent of the FTSE 250 and is a member of FTSE4Good and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, ESG indices which identify companies that meet globally recognised corporate responsibility standards. The Group holds licences in over 20 jurisdictions and employs a workforce of more than 25,000, in 20 offices across five continents.

For more information: gvc-plc.com

About Prostate Cancer UK

– Prostate Cancer UK has a simple ambition – to stop men dying from prostate cancer. We’re investing millions to find better treatments and tests that could save thousands of lives.

– We work with the NHS to make sure men get access to breakthrough tests and treatments.

– We spread the word about who is at risk of prostate cancer, especially to those at higher risk.

– We support people dealing with prostate cancer and provide health information.

– Visit prostatecanceruk.org now to help beat this disease.

About prostate cancer

– More than 11,500 men die from prostate cancer in the UK each year – that’s one man every 45 minutes.

– Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men, and it’s estimated that by 2030, prostate cancer will be the most commonly diagnosed cancer overall.

– Prostate cancer mainly affects men over 50 and the risk increases with age. But the risk is higher for black men or men with a family history of prostate cancer, so they may wish to speak to their GP from age 45.

– One in eight men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. This raises to one in four for black men.

– Prostate cancer often has no symptoms so men shouldn’t wait to see changes before they act.

– Anyone with concerns about prostate cancer may contact Prostate Cancer UK’s Specialist Nurses in confidence on 0800 074 8383 or online via our Support Services.

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Daniel Anwar

Daniel has written about sport for Coral, Squawka, FourFourTwo and the Premier League, among others.