Prostate Cancer UK Announces Partnership With Non-League Day
Prostate Cancer UK will be the official charity partner of Non-League Day 2014. The annual event, which takes place on Saturday, September 6th, will see hundreds of football clubs from across the non-league pyramid encouraged to raise awareness and money for the charity. The Non-League Day team were first drawn to the idea of partnering with Prostate Cancer UK by their ‘Men United v Prostate Cancer’ campaign which has seen them build an important relationship with The Football League and its member clubs.
James Doe, founder of Non-League Day said: “We had a really positive chat with the people from Prostate Cancer UK and it was refreshing to see how they wanted to reach supporters and players at all levels of our national game. “Prostate Cancer UK are fighting to help more men survive prostate cancer and enjoy a better quality of life. Money raised is used to provide information and fund research into a disease which kills 10,000 men a year in the UK, the equivalent of one every hour. “We hope that non-league clubs and their supporters will also wish to adopt Prostate Cancer UK as a charity for the day and look forward to hearing from any who would like to host themed events or fundraising activities.”
Prostate Cancer UK’s Director of Fundraising, Mark Bishop said: ”Prostate cancer is killing one man every hour but many men still find it tough to face up to important health issues. That’s why we have embarked on a very deliberate way of using football as a way of talking to men about this killer disease. “Our Men United v Prostate Cancer campaign has worked brilliantly for us across The Football League but we don’t want to stop there. We want to make all men connected to non-league football just as aware as this deadly disease matters to us all; that’s why this weekend is so important.”
Prostate Cancer UK are targetting football fans across the terraces up and down the country, raising awareness of the disease which affects 1 in 8 men sometime in their life and kills over 10,000 men a year. More than 180,000 people have signed for Men United by doing a simple online test.
If your club are interested in running an event for Prostate Cancer UK or are happy to let their volunteers into the ground on Non-League Day , please contact Chris Carter, Community Engagement Manager, on 0203 310 7006 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.