Prostate Cancer UK has praised the ‘excellent’ support offered by Rovers to the Football League’s official charity partner throughout the 2013-14 campaign.
Rovers designated two home fixtures – the games against Charlton Athletic and Yeovil Town at Ewood Park – to raise vital funds and awareness of the disease.
Prostate Cancer UK was also one of the three chosen charities in David Dunn’s prize draw – to win his signed boots – while Roverstore supervisor Nathan Regan will be Rovers’ representative in next month’s charity bike ride from London to Amsterdam.
Mark Bishop, Director of Fundraising at Prostate Cancer UK, said: “I would like to offer our sincere thanks, on behalf of all men across the UK, for your club’s support for Prostate Cancer UK and our Men United campaign this season.
“Your club and your supporters played their part through generous donations. We raised £734.92 on our designated match day at Ewood Park, which was increased by a further donation from our corporate partner Royal Mail to an excellent £1,149.86.
“Blackburn Rovers deserve a special mention for being the only club across the three divisions of the league to support two awareness days. Thank you so much for enabling this to happen.
“We look forward to welcoming Nathan Regan on our London to Amsterdam Cycle ride in June, as he joins a 150-strong team of riders, representing nearly 60 clubs from across the Football League and generating more vital funds for our cause.
“We will be the official charity of the Football League again next season and will be in touch soon with further ideas on how Blackburn Rovers can help build on this year’s success. Until we stop a man dying every hour of prostate cancer we will continue to work to ask every football club and fan to support our cause.”
To sponsor Nathan, who is taking part in the gruelling 150-mile charity cycle challenge from London to Amsterdam in aid of Prostate Cancer UK, visit www.justgiving.com/nathan-regan