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28 November 2007

Take That all tied up for charity at M&S this Christmas

Take That, number one male group and faces of Marks & Spencer’s Autograph menswear range, have designed an exclusive range of limited edition ties for M&S which are on sale now – perfectly timed for Christmas gifts. 

Each of the band members Gary, Howard, Jason and Mark selected the fabric for their chosen design and every tie bears the signature of the ‘designer’ embroidered on the reverse. What’s more, for every tie sold M&S will donate 10% of the sale price to the Prostate Cancer Charity.

Julian Kilmartin, Director of Menswear commented “It’s great that Take That are fronting our menswear campaign and we’re excited that they have designed this range of fantastic, stylish ties. They’ll make brilliant Christmas gifts and what’s more will help a vital cause.” 

The Prostate Cancer Charity's Chief Executive, John Neate said: “We are excited that Take That have designed exclusive ties for The Prostate Cancer Charity. Support from high profile celebrities such as Mark, Gary, Howard and Jason will help us take the cause of prostate cancer to a higher level and will raise invaluable funds to support our work with men living with this disease, as well as fund our information services and our vital research projects.

This is the second year of our partnership with Marks & Spencer and we are delighted to be working with them to raise awareness about the most common cancer diagnosed in men. Our partnership with M&S has already enabled us to reach out to thousands of men and their families with key information about prostate cancer, a disease that kills one man every hour in the UK. “

Priced at £19.50, the 100% silk ties are available in 76 stores nationwide and online at

Take That Ties

For further information, product samples or images please contact the Marks & Spencer press office:
Laura Davidson, Senior Press Officer
020 8718 6190 /
Rekha Kannan, Press Assistant
020 8718 3686 /

For further information on the Prostate Cancer Charity please contact:
Lilas Allen, Head of Media and Public Affairs
020 8222 7653 /

Images of the ties are available to download in high res format from our media centre at

Notes to Editors

  • Take That were launched as the faces of Autograph menswear in October 2007.  The current campaign, shot by Rankin, features Take That wearing a variety of looks from the A/W07 collection.
  • Every year nearly 35,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in the United Kingdom and 10,000 men die from it.  Prostate cancer is now the most common cancer diagnosed in men in the UK – every hour at least one man dies from this disease.
  • African Caribbean men are three times more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer than their white counterparts.
  • The Prostate Cancer Charity is striving for a world where lives are no longer limited by prostate cancer.  The Charity is fighting prostate cancer on every front - through research, support, information and campaigning.
  • If you have any queries about prostate cancer call The Prostate Cancer Charity’s confidential helpline 0800 074 8383 which is staffed by specialist nurses or visit

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