To mark the start of a two-week campaign to raise awareness of Prostate Cancer UK – the Football League’s official charity partner for the 2012-13 season – Rovers are delighted to offer its backing by having the charity’s logo incorporated on our home shirts for the remainder of the season.
Football clubs up and down the country will be supporting the Weeks of Action, which run from March 2nd-16th, to help raise money to support the 250,000 men living with prostate cancer in the UK.
When Prostate Cancer UK first began its partnership with the Football League last August, their overriding message was that one in nine men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime.
Recently, new statistics have shown that things are now worse, with one in eight men affected.
This terrible statistic highlights what a serious issue prostate cancer is and together we can make sure more people recognise the threat it poses.
Rovers have chosen today’s game with Peterborough as our designated Prostate Cancer UK matchday.
To raise money to help fight this disease that claims the lives of 10,000 men in the UK every year, a bucket collection will take place as fans arrive at the ground for around 90 minutes before kick-off, so please give generously.