Jacks of London is teaming up with motorbike heroes Harley Davidson and grooming gurus American Crew for its first fundraiser for Prostate Cancer. 

The barber group announced its year-long support of the charity last month, and now, alongside superb barber services, free cold beer and meltingly hot pizzas, those heading over to Jacks’ Clapham Junction store on the evening of 18 July will also get a chance to hop on a shiny new Harley and pick up some American Crew goodies. Guests will also be able to enter the Jacks of London prize draw to win a £500 Harley Davidson leather jacket, Acumen grooming products, Jacks of London vouchers and more.

‘It’s going to be a cracking night dedicated to all the best things our clients love,’ said Sue Whitehead, founder and MD of Jacks of London, which is celebrating 25 years in business by pairing up with the PCUK charity. ‘There will be music, superb haircuts and, of course, the renowned and generous Jacks goodie bags. But I expect our guests will be more than a little distracted by the bikes Harley Davidson is bringing down for them to play on.’

Every penny raised by donation for Jacks services is going to Prostate Cancer UK, which does an amazing job raising money and awareness of a traumatic disease that kills one man every 45 minutes, and claims the lives of more men than breast cancer does women. (For more stats, see end of release.)

‘Prostate cancer is one of those hidden diseases that can become a killer before you even realise you have it, but thanks to the amazing work done by Prostate Cancer UK, more and more men are catching it in time and surviving,’ added Sue. ‘And that includes one of our team.’

Currently, prostate cancer is the most prevalent cancer in men, accounting for more than one in four new cancer cases in men. Around 129 are diagnosed with the disease every day, more than 47,000 each year. But Prostate Cancer UK is helping fund vital research all year long into better diagnosis, treatment and prevention of the disease, as well as providing support for affected men and their families.

The partnership with Jacks of London aims to raise awareness as well as wads of cash. All its barbers, who see thousands of men in their chairs every week across the eight-strong group, have been trained to sensitively discuss the often unknown symptoms of the disease so their clients recognise them and seek medical care before it is too late. On 18 July the guys from the charity will be at the Clapham event to chat.

To book a slot go to jacksoflondonclapham.booksy.com