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Reds Fans Raise Over £15,000 For Prostate Cancer UK!

6 June 2016

Fans can now register your interest to take part in the 2017 Football to Amsterdam Challenge, 9th-11th June 2017!

Eight Barnsley FC supporters joined the fight against prostate cancer last weekend by taking on the 145 mile, 2016 Football to Amsterdam cycling challenge in aid of Prostate Cancer UK, collectively raising an incredible £15,000 for the charity.

Prostate Cancer UK, the Official Charity Partner of The Football League, staged its fourth annual football fundraiser from 3-5 June 2016 – – with over 350 riders representing 50 Football League clubs, setting off right here from Oakwell Stadium and London's Olympic Park. The 350 riders cycled 145 miles to the Dutch capital over the weekend, aiming to raise £500,000 overall to help beat prostate cancer. 

Proudly representing Barnsley FC were lifelong Reds fans Simon Dennis, Alan Dalby, Luke Darnbrough, John Holmes, Ben Holmes, Rob Davies, Ady Baker and Simon Jennison who cycled from Oakwell Stadium to Amsterdam to support the leading men’s health charity against a disease that kills one man every hour. 

The money raised will help ‘shift the science’ and crack the three core issues of diagnosis, treatment and prevention which have been left unsolved for too long. It will also help provide support and information to those affected by the disease.

Well done to all involved and thank you to everyone who kindly supported the Barnsley FC cycling team with donations! Also thank you to our cycling team sponsors Palmer Construction, CK Beckett, Bapp For Bolts and The Investment Room.

Don't forget that you can still donate to the team and help beat Prostate Cancer online now by clicking here.

The dates for the 2017 Football to Amsterdam Challenge has now been confirmed as 9th - 11th June 2017! Register your interest in taking part and be the first to know as soon as registration opens by clicking here.

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