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Prostate Scotland wins Health Charity of Year Award in the Charity Champions Awards

Prostate Scotland wins Health Charity of Year Award in the Charity Champions Awards

Prostate Scotland was awarded Health Charity of the Year at the Charity Champions Awards in Glasgow held at the Marriot Hotel in Glasgow on 2 November 2017. The Charity Champions Awards are organised by the Big Impact Charity and sponsored amongst others by OSCR the Scottish Charity regulator, RBS, Martin Aitken and BTA Associates. The awards recognise and celebrate the work being done by charities and individuals in Scotland’s third sector.

Robert Wilson Chairman of Prostate Scotland said: “We are very proud, delighted and humbled to have been awarded Heath Charity of the year in the Charity Champions Awards. This award is a huge boost to us in our efforts to reach out to raise awareness of and improve provision and support for men with prostate cancer and disease in Scotland.  Prostate cancer is such an important issue affecting men in Scotland- with one in ten men at risk of it and with nearly one in two men likely to get prostate disease at some stage in their life.

In our work at Prostate Scotland we are inspired by the dignity of men with prostate cancer and disease, by the commitment of the doctors and nurses treating them and by the hugely encouraging increase in the number of men surviving prostate cancer. However there is more that needs to be done to raise awareness of prostate cancer in Scotland and this award is a real help in ensuring that prostate cancer and disease gets recognition.

I would like to thank all those who so kindly nominated us, my fellow trustees, the staff team and our wonderful supporters who have done so much to help the work of the charity. I dedicate this award to all the men across Scotland with prostate cancer and disease and their families who we are working to support”.

Notes to editors: 1. Prostate Scotland was set up in 2006 as a Scottish charity to develop awareness of prostate disease, to support men and their families/ partners with the disease through providing advice and information and to advance treatment and research into prostate disease. Its aim is to reach out across Scotland to create greater awareness amongst men and their families/partners about prostate disease and to advance treatment. It has established an award winning website www.prostatescotland.org.uk providing a wide range of information about prostate disease and treatments, as well as providing information and advice about prostate disease to men and their families across Scotland. Prostate Scotland is a registered Scottish charity No.SC037494