Milts and the rest of Team ITFC praised for raising huge funds for Prostate Cancer UK and the Town Academy
Simon Milton and his 66 strong Ipswich team (which included former players Terry Butcher, Alan Lee and David Johnson) have raised over £100,000 to be split between Prostate Cancer UK and Town’s Academy, by completing the London to Amsterdam cycling challenge.
The event has progressed hugely since it began in 2013 with only 35 riders taking part, compared to the over 250 participants this year of which over a quarter were representing Team ITFC on the trip from Leyton Orient’s Matchroom Stadium to the Amsterdam Arena.
The money raised by the team will go towards supporting the 300,000 men with prostate cancer in the UK, and help fund groundbreaking research to beat a disease which currently affects one in eight men in the UK. The rest of the proceeds will go towards the Blues Academy.
Director of Fundraising at Prostate Cancer UK, Mark Bishop was quick to praise Town’s contribution to this growing event: “To see Ipswich Town and our ever-extending football family come together over two never-to-be-forgotten days and raise a phenomenal total is another example of the power of Men United.
This year‘s ride was bigger and better than ever. 250 riders representing clubs up and down the land convened for brilliant demonstration of what we call Men United: people joining one team to fight a common opposition – prostate cancer.”
“Our team had a fantastic time on the ride,” added Milts.
“We have some brilliant memories and made some great friends along the way, and it’s a really fun way to raise money. We’re proud to be part of Men United and look forward to next year’s ride.”