Pentel is fully committed to raising as much money as it possibly can for the leading men’s health charity Prostate Cancer UK, and is delighted to announce it has raised over £500,000 through sales of special-edition pens. Wendy Vickery, Pentel marketing manager, commented today: “In fact, the figure is fast approaching £550,000!”
In order to reach this figure, Pentel has sold more than two million of its EnerGel Xm Retractable rollerball pens, sales of which attract a donation to the men’s health charity Prostate Cancer UK. Put into perspective, if all the Pentel pens sold to date for the charity were placed end to end, they would cross the Channel Tunnel more than six times, and complete the London Marathon more than seven and a half times!
Pentel partnered with Prostate Cancer UK in 2009, initially supporting the charity by donating money raised by sales of a stylish blue-barrelled ballpoint pen called LineStyle. But the bestselling product by far is the EnerGel Xm Retractable rollerball pen, which contains quick-drying ink to reduce smudging on hands and paper, and has a white barrel trimmed with light blue accents to complement the charity’s key brand colour.
Wendy Vickery at Pentel continued: “We are absolutely delighted that, with the enthusiasm and support of our customers – especially Clintons - we’ve raised over half a million Pounds for Prostate Cancer UK through sales of our special-edition pens.
“We heard earlier this year that prostate cancer has become the third biggest cancer killer in the UK, and this has made us more determined than ever to continue to support the excellent work of Prostate Cancer UK, to help fund projects to raise awareness of the disease and improve the quality of life for men living with a diagnosis.
“Our efforts won’t stop now we’ve reached this significant figure. We’ll keep going, setting new goals and hopefully raising much more money to support Prostate Cancer UK and the fantastic work that they do. Next step, £1 million!”
James Beeby, associate director of Prostate Cancer UK added: “This partnership has been something to really write home about, and we are incredibly grateful to Pentel for their continued support in helping to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK. Raising over half a million pounds is a phenomenal achievement and the money raised will help fund vital research and support for men.
“One man dies every 45 minutes from prostate cancer, a shocking statistic. It is with support from Pentel and their customers that we are able to continue to help stop prostate cancer being a killer, and for this we cannot thank them enough.”