Millwall will travel 150 miles to Derby County in March – and the club is calling on Lions fans to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK by walking the same distance during the month ahead.
As part of the charity’s ‘March the Month’ campaign, Millwall supporters are urged to get out and about and fundraise for a fantastic cause.
The fan who raises the most money by Wednesday 31st March will win a 2020/21 home shirt signed by Gary Rowett and the first team squad.
The Millwall boss is also undertaking the challenge and the club will be sharing his progress throughout March so Lions faithful can compete with the manager!
“This is a tough but achievable challenge for an important cause,” Rowett told millwallfc.co.uk.
“Now that the weather is improving this is great motivation to get out and exercise by clocking up some miles on foot.
“We all saw first-hand just how competitive our fans are during the Cancer Deadline Day initiative in January and this is a chance to do so again, only against one another.
“It will be great to see that competition progress over the month but most importantly it’s about raising as much money as we can for Prostate Cancer UK and I’ve no doubt that Lions fans will go above and beyond yet again.”
The 150-mile target works out at roughly 11,000 steps a day – the same number of dads, partners, grandads, sons, brothers, uncles and mates who die from prostate cancer every year.
Angela Culhane, Chief Executive at Prostate Cancer UK, said: “Millwall have been fantastic supporters of ours for many years now, and we’re delighted that the club has joined our team of remarkable walkers taking on March the Month.
“It’s particularly pertinent that the 11,000 steps taken every day represent those who die from prostate cancer each year. That’s just over half the capacity of The Den, which reinforces why challenges like March for Men are so important in raising funds to support life-saving research into the disease and to support men affected by prostate cancer and their families.
“We want to make prostate cancer something that the next generation of men do not fear and to continue to be here for them and their loved ones – especially since the Covid-19 pandemic has made living with a diagnosis only harder.
“We thank Gary, Millwall and everyone who is taking part in March the Month – and all of our fundraisers – for their support.”