Transfer Deadline Day is one of the most anticipated days of the year for football fans and the British media.
This transfer window, we are calling on all fans, players, clubs and legends of the game to help give cancer the boot – by making a donation to help charities tackling the disease.
The transfer window is now open and Transfer Deadline Day is Monday, 1 February.
A consortium of eight cancer charities will directly benefit from Cancer Deadline Day and will all receive a split of the money raised.
We have a captive audience like no other and we need to raise awareness and funds for our charity consortium who have all been hit hard by COVID-19.
Our cancer charity consortium is: Breast Cancer Now, CLIC Sargent, Macmillan Cancer Support, Pancreatic Cancer UK, Prostate Cancer UK, The Ruth Strauss Foundation, Sir
Bobby Robson Foundation and Teenage Cancer Trust.
To make a donation visit cancerdeadlineday.org – supporters will be taken to a club-specific donation page, powered by JustGiving, where you can select your club
and donation. They will also be encouraged to nominate five other fans on social media.
Paul Brown, Director, Teenage Cancer Trust:
“Teenagers and young people with cancer have been hit really hard by the pandemic. Many have been shielding and unable to see their friends and are concerned that their treatment
could be disrupted. Others fear catching the virus while their immune system is lowered, and some have had to face hospital visits and stays without loved ones due to infection
"They need help from our specialist nurses and support teams more than ever, but coronavirus has had a severe impact on Teenage Cancer Trust’s income, slashing it by a
third; a shortfall of around £6m a year. At this difficult time every penny really does count, so please get involved and make a transfer for cancer!”
New research by Macmillan Cancer Support estimates there are 50,000 ‘missing diagnoses’ for cancer across the UK, because of the disruption caused by Covid-19, with at least 33,000 fewer people across the UK starting treatment in 2020, compared to 2019. This backlog of undiagnosed cancer could take 18 months just to tackle in England alone.
For more details please see cancerdeadlineday.org