This transfer window, Cancer Deadline Day is calling on fans, players, and clubs to help give cancer the boot.
With transfer deadline day just days away, Cancer Deadline Day sees big-name supporters including Sir Rod Stewart and The Who make donations to a consortium of charities which will receive a split of the money raised from the campaign.
The charities are Breast Cancer Now, CLIC Sargent, Macmillan Cancer Support, Pancreatic
Cancer UK, Prostate Cancer UK, The Ruth Strauss Foundation, Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and Teenage Cancer Trust.
Other big names to get involved with the campaign are Michael Owen and Alan Shearer, Brighton boss Graham Potter, and Jeff Stelling, while more than 40 football clubs from the Premier League, WSL, Scottish Premier League and English Football League have also signed up in support of the new campaign, with fans pledging money in a bid to help their side to the top of the giving table.
Tracey Pritchard, Director of Fundraising and Supporter Engagement at Prostate Cancer UK, said: “We’re delighted to sign up for Cancer Deadline Day alongside so many great organisations, helping to raise crucial awareness and vital funds for Prostate Cancer UK and the wider cancer community.
“One man dies from prostate cancer every 45 minutes in the UK. Shockingly, that’s two men during every game of football. The impact of the coronavirus crisis has been devastating for so many people across business and in the charity sector.
“For Prostate Cancer UK, it has impacted our income hugely, and our life-saving research has been affected too. Sadly, prostate cancer hasn’t come to a standstill, and men have never needed support more than now to protect research and treatments.”
Why should you sign up?
Brendan Rodgers has kept his powder dry this January, but there is time for that to change before transfer deadline day on Monday, with window closing at 11pm.
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Cancer Deadline Day is looking for fans to compete with others to see which club can raise the most and give cancer the boot.
As Rod Stewart says: “Wouldn’t It be great If we could get Celtic to the top of the table?”
Other ambassadors include Spurs’ Harry Kane, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain of Liverpool, and England cricket international, Johnny Bairstow.
The January transfer window is open now and runs until Transfer Deadline Day on 1st February 2021.
If fans want to make a donation, they can visit cancerdeadlineday.org .