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Meadow collection boosts cancer charity

12 March 2013

A bucket collection held in aid of Prostate Cancer, the Football League's adopted charity this season, raised a pleasing £785 before Shrewsbury Town's match against Leyton Orient last weekend. 
 
Prostate cancer is a major illness affecting thousands of men each year. It can be cured if caught early enough and part of the campaign is to raise awareness in men to have a check up with their doctor. It is not just a cancer that affects older men, but they are the main target for the campaign.

Shrewsbury Town FC started their support of Prostate Cancer UK back in November when staff and some players at the club grew moustaches as part of the “Movember” campaign. 
 
This has now been followed up with a feature match at the Greenhous Meadow with supporters generously donating £785.  

"The club always support charities both local and national,” said Martin James, head of community development at the Greenhous Meadow.
 
"Each year we have featured charitable causes at matches and have always been delighted with the terrific response we get from the staff, players and supporters of the club.

“Prostate cancer is an illness which has blighted many families and the magnificent work undertaken by researchers into this disease, and the support from those who work with sufferers, deserves the welcome publicity this campaign provides.”


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