This week, we’re delighted to welcome Prostate Cancer UK to Gresty Road who, with the support of volunteers, will be raising money to beat a disease killing one man every 45 minutes in the UK.
Prostate Cancer UK is the Official Charity Partner of the EFL and their “Man of Men” logo sits proudly in the squad numbers of every one of our player’s shirts. It also adorns the lapels of football managers, pundits and fans across the land.
Alex boss Dave Artell has joined forces with over 40 football managers from the English Football League (EFL), Premier League and League Manager’s Association (LMA), including Sean Dyche, Rafa Benitez, Chris Hughton and Gary Rowett, to raise awareness of the disease.
Together, they are condemning the deadly disease in a series of passionate, and life-saving, messages as part of a high-profile campaign to tackle the most common cancer in men.
Artell said: “I’m proud to support Prostate Cancer UK and their work in football by wearing the Man of Men pin badge on the touchline.
“I lost my grandad to prostate cancer two years ago, so know first-hand how it affects families. I wish he was still with us and I know that Prostate Cancer UK are helping that in respect with the work that they are doing.
“One man dies of prostate cancer every 45 minutes – obviously that’s a very pertinent stat when you work in football and all men need to know their risk. It’s the most common cancer in men; one in eight men in the UK will be affected at some stage of their lives. We need to use football as a means to get that awareness level up and stop prostate cancer being a killer.
“We have a matchday designated to Prostate Cancer UK every season and I’d urge all our fans to dig deep when they see the collectors outside the ground.”
Volunteers will be collecting money outside the ground before match, in which Crewe Alexandra will face Colchester United, but it’s important our club and fans know their risk and know how they can help.
Text BADGE to 70004 to donate £5 to help stop prostate cancer being a killer (and get your own Prostate Cancer UK badge to wear).*
You can also find out more about Prostate Cancer UK’s work in football by visiting: http://prostatecanceruk.org/football
*Text costs £5 plus network charge. Prostate Cancer UK receives 100% of your donation. Obtain bill payers permission. Customer care 0800 082 1616. Charity No 1005541.