Barnes Stormers To Participate in Prostate Cancer UK's Marathon Month
Members of Barnes Stormers FC will this January take part in Prostate Cancer UK's Marathon Month. Anyone interested in donating to the cause, can donate here.
The charity Prostate Cancer UK has set the Marathon Month challenge for individuals to run a minimum of 26.2 miles in the month of January and raise funds along the way in aid of anyone affected by Prostate Cancer in the UK - whether to fund research or for support groups.
January is usually a time of year when people are trying to stick to New Year's resolutions and getting fit is often one of the most popular. The Marathon Month builds on that, setting a month end goal (26.2 miles) and encoruages people, including our own club members, to get out there, be active and get fit (ready for whenever we're allowed to play football again). "From a fitness perspective, it's a great thing to do - after a festive season of excess and the lockdown ahead the added motivation and accountability of running to raise money for such a good cause is going to keep everyone focussed on the task at hand" said Tom Jackson.
Prostate cancer is now the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK, killing one man every 45 minutes. That's one dad, partner, brother, son, grandad, uncle or mate. As a men's football club, Barnes Stormers FC are raising money to help fund lifesaving research and support for men and their families affected by prostate cancer.
Club Chairman, Tom Jackson, had this to say; "As chairman of the football club I'm proud that members are stepping up to the challenge to participate. As a sportsman having playing both rugby and football for a number of years, I know alot of men that could one day be affected and as an individual I have friends who have suffered from it - fortunately they came out the other side stronger. I'm keen to raise money to hopefully keep the good news stories coming and just glad other club members are able to join me in the fundraising and or donations".
Any donation's towards the chairman's effort will all be greatly appreciated and can be sent via his justgiving page.