The BBC reported recently that the ‘office cake culture is a danger to health’. Prof Nigel Hunt, of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons was quoted as saying “For many people the workplace is now the primary site of their sugar intake and is contributing to the current obesity epidemic and poor oral health.”
It’s come to be a bit of a bug bear of the SCPN that so many fundraising activities, whilst done with honourable intentions, involve their contributors engaging in behaviours which may be at odds with those advised for cancer prevention e.g. coffee mornings where sweet temptations abound or tablet sales …. and who can resist tablet? And in our worksite we have the additional challenge of the bake sale for cancer research… who would not participate but are there alternatives?
We thought it might be fun to look at ways to fund raise that didn’t involve consuming sugar for your country! We have taken our suggestions from the experts – charities who have huge experience in what works to raise much needed funds (CRUK, WCRF, Nutrition Action). There are hundreds of examples to choose from so we’ve just given you a few of our favourites but we’re sure you could think of many others to assist your fundraising efforts.
This article was originally published in The SCPN Newsletter Volume 7, Issue 3. Read the newsletter below using Issuu, or feel free to download the PDF…View the PDF
In our penultimate issue of 2016, an overview of physical activity devices and apps (which one should you choose?), rethinking sugar-related fundraising activities and recognising and overcoming an alcohol addiction, as well as the usual breakdown of cancer prevention research and news from the Scottish Cancer Prevention Network.