HECK launches Father's Day sausages to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK

Elena Chabo
Photo credit: HECK

From Good Housekeeping

HECK sausages has put a unique spin on Father's Day gifting this year, in order to help raise money for a cause that's very close to its founders hearts. Father-son duo Andrew and Jamie Keeble have created special HECK Father's Day sausages, with a donation from each pack sold going to Prostate Cancer UK.

Last weekend, the first of the HECK Father's Day packs hit the shelves of over 10,000 stores across the UK, including Sainsbury’s, ASDA and Tesco.

The special packs include HECK's 97% pork sausages, with the packaging opening out to create a card where you can include a Father’s Day message for your dad.

They will be available for one week, until this Father's Day on 21 June. You can also order on the HECK website, where products are available in bundles, with 48-hour delivery. Any order of the 97% pork sausages before 19 June, will be the Father's day packet.

Beyond vital funds raised, HECK's founders want the packs to encourage families to talk to their dads about prostate cancer and raise awareness. Andrew and Jamie's father and grandfather, Mike, died of the disease – now the UK’s most commonly diagnosed cancer - at the age of 77.

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Andrew said in the press release: “It’s shocking that prostate cancer is now the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK, but men are still too embarrassed to talk about their health and not aware of the risks of this disease. That needs to change.”

Jamie added: “My grandad died of prostate cancer four years ago, so it’s something that’s close to our hearts. I also had testicular cancer three years ago, which thankfully was caught early. That’s why it’s so important that me, my brothers, my dad and the chaps we work with talk about the risks and encourage anyone to go and get more information if they are concerned.

“To raise awareness on Father’s Day, we’re asking more people to take action to raise funds for vital research and to get stuck in and spread the word. So give your dad a great breakfast, have a chat and spread the word.”

It's such a simple gift but with such a worthy cause, and tackling a seriously important issue that everyone should feel more comfortable discussing.

Tracey Pritchard, Director of Engagement at Prostate Cancer UK, said in the same release: “It is an incredible gesture, one that will help us make prostate cancer a disease that the next generation of men do not fear.

“Currently, one man dies every 45 minutes from prostate cancer in the UK and the disease is now the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK. Whatever you do together, big or small, you’ll be helping us push for real change, from more effective testing to better treatments.”

BUY NOW Buy HECK's charity Father's day packets on their site (all orders before 19 June will be the Father's Day packs), or across all major supermarkets including Tesco, Sainsbury's, Waitrose and Co-Op, Asda and Morrisons. RRP £3.

GET INVOLVED HERE To find ways to support Prostate Cancer UK, across events, fundraising, donations, volunteering and more.

Or if you have any questions or concerns for yourself or someone else, speak to their specialist Nurses on 0800 074 8383

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