Football League Reveals Prostate Cancer UK as Official Charity Partner

By Community | August 21, 2012

Prostate Cancer UK has been announced at the official charity partner of the Football League for the new season.

The partnership, discount which is being called ‘a season saving men’s lives,’ has former England, AC Milan and Watford striker Luther Blissett on board.

Blissett launched the campaign today with David Annand, who was diagnosed with the disease last year at the age of 49. He will be walking 500 miles around football grounds in the UK to help raise awareness.

Throughout the season, players, staff and fans of the 72 clubs in the league will partake in a range of activities to help raise funds for the charity.

Blissett said: “Prostate Cancer UK’s ground breaking partnership with the Football League is a fantastic way to raise awareness of the most common cancer in men.

“It’s brilliant that my old clubs, Watford, Bournemouth and Bury, will be joining forces with the wider football community to spread the word about prostate cancer this season and help raise funds for the range of support services Prostate Cancer UK has to offer men affected by the disease.”

Owen Sharp, chief executive of the Prostate Cancer UK, said: “We hope that everyone who comes through the turnstiles this season will get behind the partnership to raise as much as possible and make an even bigger difference to the 250,000 men affected by the disease throughout the UK.”

Greg Clarke, chair of the Football League, said: “I would encourage fans up and down the country to get involved with fundraising at their local league club to help fight this disease.”