This transfer window, Millwall Football Club is 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.
This week sees the launch of Cancer Deadline Day, a vital new fixture on the football calendar as the sport joins forces to raise vital funds for a consortium of eight cancer charities.
Transfer Deadline Day is one of the biggest days of the year for football fans and the British media. It is a day like no other as clubs throughout the country spend millions of pounds on signing new players before the transfer window closes for several months.
Football fan bases will compete to get their club to the top of the giving table by raising the most amount of money by the end of Deadline Day on 1st February. To make a donation, fans can back their team through a club-specific donation page, powered by JustGiving, and select any amount. They will also be encouraged to nominate five other fans on social.
Cancer Deadline Day will benefit a consortium of eight cancer charities, each of whom will receive a split of money raised.
The eight charities are: 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.
Covid-19 has had a huge direct impact on people living with cancer, as well as on the vital fundraising for charities that support them.
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.
The January transfer window is now open and runs until Transfer Deadline Day on 1st February 2021.
Follow Cancer Deadline Day on Instagram @CancerDeadlineDay, on Twitter @CancerDeadline, on Facebook @CancerDeadlineDay, and on YouTube at Cancer Deadline Day.
To make a donation visit cancerdeadlineday.org - let's win the League, Lions fans!