On Saturday we’re delighted to be welcoming Prostate Cancer UK to Sixfields.
Volunteers will be collecting money outside the ground on Saturday and with your generosity will be raising vital funds to help relegate the most common cancer in men.
Northampton Town manager Jimmy Floyd Haselbaink has also been showing his support. He’s joined forces with more than 30 managers to give the most vital team talks of their careers after chilling statistics showed prostate cancer kills one man every 45 minutes.
The Gaffers include Burnley’s Sean Dyche and Newcastle United’s Rafa Benitez as well as Championship duo Simon Grayson and Dean Smith, who both have personal connections with the disease. All will also be wearing Prostate Cancer UK’s iconic ‘man of Men’ pin badge on the touchline during the 2017/18 campaign as the leading men’s charity cranks up the serious message.
Hasselbaink said: “I’m always happy to support the great work of Prostate Cancer UK, who have been spreading their serious message throughout football for several years.
“Hearing one man dies every 45 minutes form the disease shocked me, and it’s vitally important myself, Northampton Town and the wider football community play a role in changing this.
“I know the Cobblers fans will dig deep during this weekend’s matchday collection, for such a worthy cause, but there are many other exciting ways to support like walking, running or talking part in the Football to Amsterdam bike ride.
“Fans can also proudly wear a Prostate Cancer UK ‘Man of Men’ pin badge like me, and stand up against this deadly opponent. We can turn this round.”
Prostate Cancer UK is the Official Charity Partner of the EFL. 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 and pundits across the land.
You can get a badge like Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink too. 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 with pride).*
*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.
Find out more about Prostate Cancer UK’s work in football by visiting their website: prostatecanceruk.org/football