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15 March 2013

Collections around ground as awareness raised for charity

Prostate Cancer UK, the Football League’s Partner Charity for the 2012/13 season, will be collecting inside and outside the ground on Saturday to help raise funds to fight the most common form of cancer in men. 

The Town players will also be warming in up in Prostate Cancer UK T-shirts to raise awareness of the charity and its campaign. 

Prostate Cancer UK fights to help more men survive prostate cancer and enjoy a better quality of life. They support men and provide vital information; they find answers by funding research into causes and treatments and they lead change, raising the profile of the disease and improving care. 

This month, Prostate Cancer UK's Sledgehammer Fund aims to wake up the nation to a disease that kills 10,000 men every year. That's one man every hour, and the number of men with the disease is rising at an alarming rate. 

While it is already the most common cancer in men, prostate cancer is predicted to become the most common cancer of all in the UK by 2030. It's as big an issue for men as breast cancer is for women - yet prostate cancer gets just a fraction of the money for research. The disease is poorly understood, the tests aren't good enough, and the treatments can have life-changing side effects. The prostate is approximately the size and shape of a walnut, and Prostate Cancer UK needs a huge sledgehammer to crack it - The Sledgehammer Fund. 

Text CRACK to 70004 to donate £5* or visit 

*Text costs £5 plus network charge. Prostate Cancer UK receives 100 per cent of your donation. Obtain bill payer’s permission. Customer care 0844 8479 800. Charity No 1005541.

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