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Sheffield Wednesday champion Prostate Cancer UK awareness

5 June 2014

 
Over the 2013/14 season, the Owls have shown a large commitment to raising funds and awareness for national charity, Prostate Cancer UK – official charity partners of the Football League.
 
As well as holding a designated home game in March against Birmingham that profiled the charity, a special tournament was held at Hillsborough at the end of the season that raised more than £6,500.
 
The Owls held a bucket collection at the Birmingham game and raised more than £1,000 thanks to generous supporters.
 
The tournament, hosted by the Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme, the club’s charitable arm, saw 21 teams from South Yorkshire battle it out to take the top spot which was taken by Little Sparks FC, managed by Paul Senior. 



As well as the work Sheffield Wednesday are continuing to do with Prostate Cancer UK, the charity’s official logo will be worn more than 60,000 times on players’ shirts in the Sky Bet Football League next season. 
 
From the beginning of the 2014/15 campaign, Prostate Cancer UK’s distinctive Man of Men symbol will be included on every single player’s kit as part of his individual squad number – the first time ever that a charity’s logo has been included by a domestic league on every player’s strip.
 
Marcus Brameld, Community Manager at Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme, said: “As a club we are always willing to assist with charitable initiatives and our relationship with Prostate Cancer UK shows our ongoing commitment to this.
 
“The charity does fantastic work helping raise the awareness of the disease and the community programme are thrilled to be able to assist with this. The tournament was a great way to bring local people together and further raise the awareness of the Charity.”

Prostate Cancer UK director of fundraising Mark Bishop said: "We have been blown over by the efforts of Sheffield Wednesday both on their Men United match days and the successful tournament day on the fabled Hillsborough pitch. That kind of unity is what Men United is all about.

"It's great to see a club rooted in its community want to make a difference to men's health, not just on behalf  of its own fans but actually on behalf of all men across the country.

"As more clubs come together under the banner of Men United we can truly make a lasting difference to men's health."

If you have concerns about prostate cancer please call Prostate Cancer UK's confidential Helpline on 0800 074 8383 or visit www.prostatecanceruk.org

The helpline is free to landlines, staffed by specialist nurses, and open from 9:00am to 6:00pm Monday to Friday with late opening until 8:00pm on Wednesdays.

For more information, please contact Gary Haines, Sports PR Manager at Prostate Cancer UK, on 020 3310 7079 or at gary.haines@prostatecanceruk.org


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