AFC Emley has designated their home fixture with Eccleshill United on Saturday (16th April) as ‘Men United Day’ to raise money and awareness of the Prostate Cancer UK campaign.
The idea is the brainchild of the Toolstation NCEL Division One club’s first team coach Pat Piearcey who works at Sheffield United’s Community Foundation. Pat will join a team who will cycle from Sheffield to Emley in time for kick off.
As well as Emley players warming up in Men United T-shirts, there will be collections and raffles for the cause as well as campaign lapel badges for sale. Information will be available to supporters and also in the club’s match-day programme.
Pat, who will also be cycling from Barnsley to Amsterdam in June as part of the Football League’s fundraising efforts, said: “Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK. One in eight men will get the cancer at some point in their lives. The club are giving me incredible support to try and change that statistic.”
Club chairman Nigel Wakefield said: “Pat came to us with this idea and we’re delighted to be able to back him in his efforts. Hopefully our event will heighten awareness of this all too common cancer and top up the fund with a few quid.”
You can find out more information about Pat’s Amsterdam ride by clicking here.