Rochdale Football Club names Prostate Cancer UK as its official charity

Rochdale Football Club names Prostate Cancer UK as its official charity / Rochdale FC

Rochdale FC announced Prostate Cancer UK as its official charity partner.

Rochdale FC will display Prostate Cancer UK's logo on the back of the players' away shorts for the rest of the 2017/18 season.

The logo will make an appearance for the first time when Keith Hill’s side face Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park on Boxing Day.

According to Prostate Cancer UK, the disease kills one man every 45 minutes in the UK.

The logo will make an appearance for the first time when Keith Hill’s side face Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park on Boxing Day.

Rochdale FC's CEO Russ Green said: “This charity has been extremely close to my heart since I joined Jeff Stelling on his 10 marathons in 10 days walk in 2016. Along the way, I met many amazing and inspirational people who have been affected by this disease, either directly or because of a loved one.

“Prostate Cancer UK’s work with the EFL over the last few years has helped bring that awareness to the forefront and I’m delighted that we, as a football club, are able to do our bit and show our support. I’m proud to know that Prostate Cancer UK will be sponsoring us down below.”

James Beeby, director of fundraising at Prostate Cancer UK said: “The power of football consistently helps us reach out to men and their friends and families, and we are very grateful that Rochdale AFC are doing their bit to raise vital awareness.

“It was great to have Russ on Jeff Stelling’s March back in 2016 and we’re delighted that he’s chosen to support us once again, albeit in a somewhat less strenuous way.

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