Town raise total via shirt auction
Town is delighted to announce that it has raised £850 in aid of Prostate Cancer UK thanks to a shirt auction.
The Terriers dedicated last season’s game against Hull to the Football League’s chosen charity of the 2012/13 season, in an attempt to raise awareness and funds for the charity.
The Prostate Cancer UK logo featured on Town’s home shirts, which have since been signed by each individual player before being auctioned on ebay.
During the half-time interval of Wednesday night’s friendly against Real Betis, Club Ambassador Andy Booth presented the £850 cheque to Town fan Kevin Rowbottom, a fan who successful recovered from prostate cancer last Christmas.
Andy Booth commented: “Wednesday night’s cheque presentation once again highlights the work the Club does away from football to try and improve the lives of people within our community.
“I would like to thank all the fans who kindly bid and bought for the shirts last season, your money will hopefully help save lives.”
Between the time it takes for a football fan to walk through the turnstiles, watch the match, get a burger at half time and leave the ground, two men would have died from prostate cancer somewhere in the UK. 250,000 men are currently living with the disease in the UK.
Mark Bishop, Director of Fundraising at Prostate Cancer UK, said: “We’re over the moon that the shirt auction was such a big success and I want to thank all those fans who made this possible. With our logo featuring on the home shirts last season, Town made a real commitment to the cause by helping us to boost awareness of prostate cancer which affects 1 in 8 men at some time in their lives. I hope we can continue working together in the season ahead to win the battle against this deadly disease.
“Every year, over 40,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in the UK - and it is a disease which kills one man every hour. Every penny raised will go into crucial medical research and our support services, so that we can help even more men affected by this disease.”
Prostate Cancer UK’s official charity partnership with The Football League is helping to raise funds, so that more men survive prostate cancer and enjoy a better quality of life. It is also increasing awareness of the disease, which is predicted to become the most common cancer in the UK by 2030.
If you have concerns about prostate cancer call Prostate Cancer UK's confidential Helpline on 0800 074 8383 or visit www.prostatecanceruk.org. The helpline is free to landlines, staffed by specialist nurses, and open from 9am to 5pm on Monday to Friday and from 7 - 9pm on Wednesdays.