Millwall raise £2,530.49 at match day in bid to relegate prostate cancer
Prostate Cancer UK have thanked hundreds of Millwall fans who once again dug deep and donated at the charity's official bucket collection at The Den prior to the Birmingham City match on Saturday 21st October.
Millwall's relationship Prostate Cancer UK continues to flourish and were one of 11 clubs to help raise a combined total of more than £11,000 as part of a continued programme of events with the Official Charity Partner of the EFL, Prostate Cancer UK.
As well as raising money on the day through a collection outside the Den, a charity spokesperson was also invited to hospitality to raise awareness and collect further donations as well as going pitchside for a photo with Millwall CEO, Steve Kavanagh, before kick-off.
Together fans of the Championship, League One and League Two clubs have raised vital funds which will go towards improving diagnosis, treatment, prevention and support to ultimately help stop prostate cancer being a killer.
As well as fans generously donating on the day, managers from across the football fraternity, including Millwall boss Neil Harris, have also been getting behind the cause by wearing the iconic Prostate Cancer UK 'Man of Men' pin badge and speaking out about the disease that affects one in eight men in the UK, a statistic that worsens to one in four if you are a black man.
Harris said: "Millwall will always have a special relationship with Prostate Cancer UK and it is terrific to see their work in football continue to go from strength to strength, year after year.
"I have had first-hand experience of cancer and its implications not just on you as an individual, but also on your family and friends.
"I wear my Man of Men pin badge with pride as it represents the people affected by this terrible disease. Together we can make a difference."
You can show your support and get Prostate Cancer UK's 'Man of Men' badge to wear with pride by texting BADGE to70004 to donate £5* and help stop prostate cancer being a killer. For information about the badge and the charity's work in football visit prostatecanceruk.org/whostheman