Fans have raised £1,188 so far!
A big thank you to all of the Gills fans who donated to Prostate Cancer UK during our Men United Match of Action against Southend on Saturday, February 25.
Thanks to the generosity of fans across the ground, and a great team of volunteer bucket collectors, the Gills raised a massive £1,188.76 during the game!
If you missed our volunteer bucket collectors on the day, you can still donate online (click here
) to show that Gillingham FC supports Prostate Cancer UK in the fight to stop prostate cancer being a killer.
All donations – big and small – make an important step towards the total Men United Match Days target of £75,000.
As part of raising awareness for Prostate Cancer UK, the Gills have also invited a special ‘12th Man’ to join the team at tonight’s game against Bolton Wanderers.
Lifelong Gills supporter David Annand is named on the team sheet as part of the club’s on-going support for the Football League’s official charity partner Prostate Cancer UK.
David is one of over 330,000 men living with and after prostate cancer having been diagnosed in 2011. Shortly after, David became an ambassador for the charity and since then has gone on to raise over £20,000 walking around football league grounds and raising awareness by joining Sky Sports Soccer Saturday presenter Jeff Stelling on his Men United March to Wembley.
Wembley has become a second home to David, as for the past two seasons he has led the volunteer bucket collectors for all of the Football League Finals staged there, helping to raise a further £40,000 for Prostate Cancer UK.
We look forward to welcoming David to the Bolton Wanders game, and applaud him for his support of the Gills and Prostate Cancer UK! #MenUnited
Facts about prostate cancer:
• Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men
• Over 47,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year
• Every hour one man dies from prostate cancer – that’s more than 11,000 men every year
• 1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime