13 of BU’s student athletes raised money and awareness for Prostate Cancer UK’s “Men United” campaign.
The students, along with staff from SportBU, raised almost £1,700 for the charity at an AFC Bournemouth home match. The volunteers spent two hours before kick-off at various points around the Fitness First Stadium as match day campaigners, raising awareness among the football supporters and raising funds for the charity.
The campaigners were from various Varsity teams including Lacrosse, Football, Table Tennis and Squash all gave up their time for the cause during their Easter break. After the collection the athletes and staff were invited into the stadium to watch the Championship game where Bournemouth drew 2-2 against Sheffield Wednesday.
“Men United” is a national campaign, in conjunction with the Football League, which provides information and advice. All the funds raised on the day were directed towards combating the cancer which affects around 1 in 8 men within the UK.
The amount raised by the students was 60% more than the previous year. Varsity Manager Michael Barry, who supported the event, commented on their achievements and said, “It’s such a great cause and was a fantastic opportunity for Varsity Athletes to get out into the community and was great to see Bournemouth play”
For more information on prostate cancer or to donate to Prostate Cancer UK please visit www.prostatecanceruk.org.