This transfer window, Swindon Town Football Club is calling on all fans, players, clubs and legends of the game to help give cancer the boot – by making a donation to help charities tackling the disease.
New research by Macmillan Cancer Support estimates there are 50,000 ‘missing diagnoses’ for cancer across the UK, because of the disruption caused by Covid-19, with at least 33,000 fewer people across the UK started treatment in 2020, compared to 2019. This backlog of undiagnosed cancer could take 18 months just to tackle in England alone.
Between the launch of the campaign and Transfer Deadline Day (February 1st), teams will be encouraging their fan bases to donate to the cause and push their Club up the giving table.
A consortium of eight cancer charities will directly benefit from Cancer Deadline Day and will all receive a split of the money raised.
The eight 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.
Football has a captive audience like no other and we need to raise awareness and funds for the charity consortium who have all been hit hard by COVID-19.
To make a donation visit cancerdeadlineday.org – you will be taken to a club-specific donation page, powered by JustGiving, where you can select your club and donation amount. We also encourage that you nominate five other fans on social.
Follow Cancer Deadline Day at:
YouTube: Cancer Deadline Day
All donations are welcome and Swindon Town Football Club appreciate any support you are able to give.