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The Prostate Cancer Charity was founded in 1996 by Professor Jonathan Waxman to address the 'Outrageous and arbitrary surgical treatment of men'.

We were the first national organisation for prostate cancer in the UK. Our aim was to improve the care and welfare of those affected by prostate cancer, increase investment in research, and raise public and political awareness of a long-neglected disease.

We started small: five members of staff and with our helpline housed in a small room in Hammersmith hospital. It ran one day a week.

We merged with Prostate Action in 2012 and completely rebranded to form Prostate Cancer UK. In the last 20 years, we’ve invested over £37 million into ground breaking research, and continue to provide award-winning support for men.

We have grown in size, strength and influence but our ambition is the same: to put men at the heart of everything we do.

Our campaigns

Father's Day

Nobody messes with Ray Winstone, but in our award-winning Father’s Day film, he shows that even the hardest of men can be knocked down by prostate cancer. The film aired on ITV4 on Father’s Day 2013, the culmination of a week-long partnership between Prostate Cancer UK and ITV: Stand By Your Man.

Joe wants out but the Don won't take no for an answer. Carl lays a plan to use Alison as the bait. Will it work, or will Joe walk away?

Father's Day is a dark mini-drama with a twist. It's the brainchild of actor Neil Stuke, and also stars Ray Winstone, Charles Dance, John Simm, Tamzin Outhwaite, Cyril Nri and Stuart Laing.


Launched as part of the Sledgehammer Fund, the Nutcracker Suite was an innovative digital fundraiser that aimed to crack 10,000 walnuts over a two week period – one for every £5 donation to the Sledgehammer Fund received by text or online in January 2013.


The Nutcracker suite was based in a shop front in central London. At the anvil, sledgehammer in hand, were hundreds of our supporters, from celebrities to corporate partners, staff and volunteers to Ambassadors and Trustees.  We’re afraid to say that many walnuts were smashed in the making of this film.

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