Benjamins Brothers

by johntaylorhospice in Erdington, Birmingham

We did it
On 25th April 2014 we successfully raised £3,062 with 16 supporters in 56 days

Afro-Caribbean men are 3 times more likely to develop prostate cancer. We want to break down the stigma that surrounds it and save lives.

by johntaylorhospice in Erdington, Birmingham

Benjamin's Brothers beanie hat

12% of people in Birmingham are of African Caribbean heritage. Men in this community are 3 times more likely to develop prostate cancer. They are more likely to get prostate cancer younger. They are more likely to die.

At John Taylor Hospice we believe we can change this.

We want to take the conversation about prostate cancer into the community it affects most. We want brothers to become uncles, daughters to have grandfathers and sons to live longer than mothers.

We want to start a conversation about bottoms.

We need your investment to make that happen.

To change the conversation about bottoms in Birmingham we need £3,000.

This will allow us to take an anatomically correct model bottom into the community and raise awareness of prostate cancer and what to look out for to catch it early. This will allow us to recruit local health activists. This will allow us to launch the First Touch of Benjamin’s Brothers and make a difference to families across Birmingham.

Have a look at our film to find out more and then, if you want to make a real difference to families in Birmingham, pledge your support!

You can claim a fab reward to match your pledge - for example a John Taylor Hospice recipe book, or even a Benjamin's Brothers beanie hat.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£3 or more

£3 Reward

A thank you email from John Taylor Hospice.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

A thank you email from the Director of Community Investment at John Taylor Hospice.

£8 or more

1 of 40 claimed

£8 Reward

Benjamins Brothers beanie hat, a black woolly hat to keep your head warm on those chilly spring days, emblazoned with BB to show your support for the campaign.

£10 or more

8 of 46 claimed

£10 Reward

John Taylor Hospice postcard with a thank you message on it.

£20 or more

2 of 12 claimed

£20 Reward

A personal message of thanks from the Director of Community Investment on a John Taylor Hospice postcard and a John Taylor Hospice car air freshener.

£50 or more

0 of 6 claimed

£50 Reward

A copy of the John Taylor Hospice recipe book along with a personal message of thanks from the Chief Executive.

£75 or more

2 of 2 claimed

£75 Reward

A book written and signed by Benjamin Zephaniah plus a thank you message from the Chief Executive of the hospice.

£75 or more

1 of 2 claimed

£75 Reward

A CD by Benjamin Zephaniah, autographed, plus a thank you message from the Chief Executive of John Taylor Hospice.

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£100 Reward

DVD and book: To Do Wid Me, by Benjamin Zephaniah and signed by the man himself, plus a message of thanks from the Chief Executive of John Taylor Hospice.

£500 or more

£500 Reward

Afternoon tea, prepared by our in-house chef Steve, with the Director of Community Investment, along with a tour of the hospice.

£1,000 or more

£1,000 Reward

A meal with John Taylor Hospice's Chief Executive at one of the leading Caribbean restaurants in Birmingham, along with a tour of the hospice, plus a copy of our recipe book and a branded car air freshener.

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