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Hecky delivers team talk for Prostate Cancer UK

20 October 2017

For Saturdays game against Hull we’re delighted to welcome Prostate Cancer UK to the Oakwell Stadium.

Volunteers will be collecting money outside the ground and with your generosity will be raising vital funds to help relegate the most common cancer in men.

Paul Heckingbottom has also been showing his support. He’s joined forces with more than 30 managers to give the most vital team talks of their careers after chilling statistics showed prostate cancer kills one man every 45 minutes.

Heckingbottom said: “Barnsley have worked side by side with Prostate Cancer UK for many years now, and we are proud to promote their brilliant work that makes such a massive difference to men and their loved ones.

“It’s startling to think that one man dies every 45 minutes from this disease; when you equate that to a football match it highlights how serious that is.

“I’m proud that Oakwell has become part of the fabric of the charity’s work, hosting the start of Jeff Stelling’s March for Men in June, and next year we will wave the riders off for the Football to Amsterdam bike ride for a third straight year.

“Of equal importance are the match day collections that have generated vital funds and awareness thanks to the generosity of our brilliant fans. There’s also the Prostate Cancer UK Man of Men pin badge which I’ll be wearing with pride this season. That represents you, me and everyone in the fight against prostate cancer and I’m delighted to show my support.”

Prostate Cancer UK is the Official Charity Partner of the EFL. Their “Man of Men” logo sits proudly in the squad numbers of every one of our player’s shirts. It also adorns the lapels of football managers and pundits across the land.

You can get a badge like Paul Heckingbottom too. Text BADGE to 70004 to donate £5 to help stop prostate cancer being a killer (and get your own Prostate Cancer UK badge to wear with pride).*

*Text costs £5 plus network charge. Prostate Cancer UK receives 100% of your donation. Obtain bill payers permission. Customer care 0800 082 1616. Charity No 1005541.

Find out more about Prostate Cancer UK’s work in football by visiting their website.

 


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