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Orient Game Raises Awarness and Funds

26 March 2013

Collection raises £785 for Prostate Cancer UK

Prostate Cancer UK have thanked Shrewsbury Town and its supporters for so generously backing their charity campaign via a bucket collection at the last home game against Leyton Orient.

Each season the Football League adopt a charity to feature up and down the country as part of a support campaign with prostate cancer, a major illness affecting thousands of men each year, chosen for the current season.

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 started the 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 was then followed up with a feature match, against Leyton Orient, at the Greenhous Meadow where a bucket collection also raised much needed cash for the charity with a pleasing £785 the total raised on the day.

“The club always support charities both local and national,” said Martin James, Shrewsbury Town's head of community development. 

"Each year we have featured at more than one match charitable causes 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, deserve the welcome publicity this campaign provides.

"To raise £785 at the Leyton Orient game was a great response and a fabulous effort from our supporters and staff as well as the volunteers who carried out the bucket collection around the stadium.

"The organisers of Prostate Cancer UK have expressed their gratitude to Shrewsbury Town and the club's supporters for backing such an important cause so generously."

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