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Cycle for Prostate Cancer UK!

12 April 2013

Help Prostate Cancer UK by cycling to the home of Total Football

Prostate Cancer UK are searching for Grecians to cycle from the capital to the home of Total Football in aid of charity, on the London to Amsterdam Challenge.

We’re on the lookout for some hardy City fans to fly the flag for Exeter for this fantastic and worthwhile challenge.  The hoard of supporters will set off from Wembley Stadium early in the morning on Friday 14th June and tackle 85 miles of picturesque country landscape en route to Harwich by dusk.  

After taking the ferry across the Channel overnight, another 70 miles of flat Dutch terrain awaits the following day before arriving amongst the beautiful city of Amsterdam – and the celebrations will kick in with a ‘Total Football dinner’ in the city centre, before heading home on the Eurostar after breakfast the next day.

Click here to find out more about the London to Amsterdam Challenge on the Prostate Cancer UK website.

For the 2012/13 season, Prostate Cancer UK is the partner charity of the Football League and they have undertaken fundraising through notable events such as Movember and through their weeks of action during March.

1 in 8 men in the UK will get prostate cancer, and 250,000 men in the UK are living with prostate cancer at the moment.  Prostate Cancer UK are aiming to use their partnership with the Football League to raise awareness of the disease amongst fans, players, and staff.  

And as well as raising awareness, fundraising is an important part of their work, which is why the London to Amsterdam challenge offers such a great opportunity for Exeter fans to pitch in and do their bit to help crack prostate cancer for good.

The registration fee is £149, and fans that take part much pledge to raise a minimum of £1,000.  

Former England, Watford and AC Milan Striker, Luther Blissett, who has already signed up for the London to Amsterdam ride as part of Prostate Cancer UK’s team, said: “I am thrilled to be taking on the London to Amsterdam ride in support of Prostate Cancer UK and its Official Charity Partnership with the Football League.  It will be a great experience as fans from across the League will join forces on their bikes to raise thousands of pounds to help the charity support the 250,000 UK men living with prostate cancer – that’s enough to fill Wembley Stadium three times over. 

“Rivalry between clubs can be fierce, and although this isn’t meant to be a race, I am sure there’ll be a sprint to reach the finish line, but we’ll definitely be all on the same team when it comes to raising awareness and funds for prostate cancer.”

Exeter also welcomed a team of bucket collectors to St James Park ahead of the Bradford City match on March 16th, as part of the charity's weeks of action.  As well as the on-field success, there was plenty to cheer about off-field too as a total of £381.75 was raised on the day.

But the number was made even better when the Royal Mail contribution was factored in.  Royal Mail generously offered to double any money that their staff and their friends and family raised – and with £138.50 of the total being raised by Royal Mail staff, friends and family, the total raised through the St James Park collection was a whopping £520.25!

So if you’re interested in getting involved in the London to Amsterdam Challenge to raise funds to crack prostate cancer, just click here to find out how to get involved.

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