Play poker at home to help cancer charity

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Fundraisers across the UK will come together to play charity poker games on 21 October.

Lads Night In’, an annual one-night poker event bringing friends together at home to help fight prostate cancer, is returning for a second year on Friday, 21 October.

The event is being run by leading men’s health charity, Prostate Cancer UK, and the world’s number one poker site, PokerStars.

Lads Night In is calling on men and women of all ages to organise an evening in, play cards, and have a laugh while taking the opportunity to raise money and awareness for a great cause.

Lads Night InFollowing on from the success of last year’s at-home events and funds raised, where over 5,400 people took part and £114,000 was donated, we’re asking for poker fans to spread the word, sign up and join in.

A special ‘Lads Night In’ pack, including a deck of cards, a dealer button and the rules of poker for anyone unfamiliar with them, will be sent to those who register.

To sign up and run a ‘Lads Night In’ people can visit the Lads Night In Website.

Sue Hammett, Head of Corporate Giving at Rational Group said: “PokerStars are delighted to once again be partnering with Prostate Cancer UK for the second annual ‘Lads Night In‘.

“One man dies every hour in the UK from this deadly disease and PokerStars want to help change that. So please, put the date in your diary, get your friends round and get ready to hold a ‘Lads Night In’ to remember.”

Funds raised across the country will go towards ground-breaking research that could lead to earlier diagnosis and better treatments, as well as much-needed support services.

James Beeby, Director of Fundraising at Prostate Cancer UK said: “We’re proud to be partnering with PokerStars for the second year running.

“Our campaign is all about reaching men and inspiring them to be aware of their health.

“Through working with PokerStars, and encouraging as many people as possible to host a ‘Lads Night In’, we can together help stop prostate cancer being a killer once and for all.”

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