Get your draw tickets and raise money for Prostate Cancer UK
Regular readers of our website/programme will be aware that the Football League’s chosen charity this year is Prostate Cancer UK (PCUK).
The ‘Men United vs Prostate Cancer’ campaign has highlighted the widespread nature of this disease, with more than 40,000 men being diagnosed each year, and the charity that directly supports research and action to combat this condition deserves our support.
Three intrepid Grecian supporters are going the extra mile (or 150) for the cause – they are joining the Football League’s annual London to Amsterdam cycle challenge. Along with over 100 other cyclists representing most of the 72 clubs, our trio will be cycling the 150 miles between the two capitals in only two days in early June, just prior to the start of the World Cup.
The threesome – Richard Horne, who works in our back office, Graham Heysett, a steward on the Big Bank on match days, and Liz Hodges, proprietor of the cycle-themed Route 2 Café in Topsham – are raffling a bike as part of their fundraising efforts. Tickets are just £1 each, the prize is a brand spanking new Scott hybrid bike worth £750 – a great prize. The draw to find the winner takes place on Sunday 27th April, appropriately enough during the Football in the Community’s fun day of competition to support the PCUK cause at St James Park.
Our picture shows Graham on the left, Liz and Richard on the right, alongside assistant manager Rob Edwards and midfielder Matt Gill, together with their own bikes on which they will ride the challenge, and the Scott bike for the raffle.
Richard, Liz and Graham will be selling raffle tickets at home matches for the rest of the season – watch out for them around the ground as you arrive for matches. They will also be selling tickets at Football in the Community events during March and April, as FITC are a beneficiary of the fundraising too, in this way part of your contribution will be ploughed back into the club. Please do what you can to support the threesome in their cycle challenge. We will be keeping you updated with their progress in preparing for the Big Ride in June.
The bike will be on display at the Route 2 Café in Topsham and raffle tickets can also be bought there – pop in a view the bike first hand if you are passing!
You will also see and hear of other events supporting PCUK, so watch out for this in the matchday programme and on the website.