Battling to beat prostate cancer

26th September 2016

Vertical Plus is supporting one of Plymouth’s best known charities, which is helping in the fight against a common cancer in men.

The city’s leading e-commerce and marketing specialist is taking part in events organised by the Chestnut Appeal for Prostate Cancer, as well as staging its own fund raisers.

David Gadd, CEO of Vertical Plus, will be braving the icy waters of Plymouth Sound for the Breakwater Swim on Sunday 2nd October, one of the Chestnut Appeal’s most popular events.

Vertical Plus has already been busy raising money with its VP Bake Off event, making different tasty treats on a weekly basis with all proceeds from the cake sales going to the appeal.

VP’s live-in robot is also doing his bit. Armed with his own Chestnut charity tin, he has been programmed to collect money from staff and visitors to the office at Plymouth Science Park.

David Gadd said staff and clients alike had been hugely supportive of the company’s fund raising events so far – and more are planned in the future during VP’s support for the Chestnut Appeal.

“The charity does an incredible job in both raising funds and awareness of this sadly all too common cancer and we wanted to do our bit to help them,” said David.

“Our weekly bake off may not be good news for our waistlines, but it has been a great success for the appeal and it is just one of a series of events we are planning over the coming months.”

Lesley-Ann Simpson, Manager of the Chestnut Appeal, said:

“We are delighted Vertical Plus has joined our wonderful community of fund raisers and really appreciate their support for the vital work of our charity.”

Founded in 1999 at Plymouth’s Derriford Hospital, The Chestnut Appeal for Prostate Cancer is now at the forefront of supporting treatment in the region and highlighting the importance of men’s health.

They have already funded six prostate cancer nurses across Devon and Cornwall, as well as some of the very latest treatments, recently donating £125,000 to bring the latest robotic prostate surgery to the South West.

You can follow updates from the swim, the bake off and other fund raising events on our social media pages.