South Caernarfon Creameries Supports Prostate Cymru

South Caernarfon Creameries, the farmer co-operative based in Chwilog near Pwllheli has raised £633 towards Prostate Cymru. 

South Caernarfon Creameries is committed to raising funds for charities, and each year an annual Christmas Raffle is organised. Prostate Cymru was selected by staff as the charity to support for the Christmas just gone.

Prostate Cymru is the leading prostate health charity in Wales. Founded in 2003, the charity has grown from strength to strength over the last decade.  The charity has no national or government funding and relies on the kindness and generosity of its fundraisers and volunteers to fulfil its core aim.  The voluntary group are dedicated to fighting Prostate Cancer, educating and raising awareness, supporting treatments, procuring equipment, fund research here in Wales and supporting the education of medical professionals.  Awareness is particularly important as early stage prostate cancer has no symptoms, but is 99% curable.  Men need to understand what tests are available and the reliability of these tests.

Annually throughout the UK men’s prostate cancer claims 12,000 lives, with up to 32,000 new cases diagnosed each year.  Prostate cancer affects 1 in 8 men in Wales and the risk increases to 1 in 3 if there is a family history of the disease.  Prostate Cymru has supported GreenLight Laser treatment for benign prostate disease and funded the training of surgeons using the Da Vinci robot for minimally invasive prostate cancer surgery to date.

Haf Williams of South Caernarfon Creameries said “prostate cancer in men is a common disease in Wales and raising awareness about the condition and funding research to fight the disease is paramount.  South Caernarfon Creameries is pleased to be able to support to fund the dedicated team at Prostate Cymru’s and their activities and we hope that our contribution will make a little difference.  Staff selected this charity and we thank them for their support and generosity towards the Christmas raffle again this year.  We are also in debt to our suppliers who are ever ready to back our charitable campaigns; MWL, CHR Hansen, Ap Thomas Architect, Brooktherm, County Milk Products, Comcen, Ashley Hughes Cyf, Gemak, Plus Packaging, Anglesey Commercials, Taro Deg, Danisco, Norseland, Calibre Control, Tetra Pak, Albion Systems, Encase and Q-Pulse”

South Caernarfon Creameries recently presented a cheque to Dai John, Head of Awareness at Prostate Cymru.  He commented, “The Charity is extremely grateful for this fantastic contribution which will help men in Wales.”

Prostate Cymru offer workplace talks to help to raise awareness and help employees to learn more about health habits and early detection and South Caernarfon Creameries is now looking to organise sessions for staff in future.

Any concerns about prostate health you can contact the Specialist Nurse on 0800 470 200 or Prostate Cymru on 02920 340029.

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