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Wanderers to show their support for Prostate Cancer UK

28 February 2017

Details of how fans can work alongside the football club in the fight to eradicate prostate cancer

Prostate Cancer UK is the charity supported by the English Football League and Bolton Wanderers are once again getting behind them. 

In the UK, about one in eight men will get prostate cancer at some point in their lives. Older men, men with a family history of prostate cancer and black men are more at risk. 

Prostate Cancer UK fight to help more men survive prostate cancer and enjoy a better quality of life.

Dave Howells, one of the club's turnstile supervisors, has worked for Bolton Wanderers since 1980.

Sadly in the autumn of last year he was diagnosed with prostate cancer and after various scans, has now been told it has spread to his bones.

Dave is an amazing man and is still working on the turnstiles despite going to Christie’s for chemotherapy. 

He is a great ambassador for the football club and he is one of the reasons for getting behind this campaign for this year. 

On June 9, 2017, Steve Obertelli, Paul Wroe and Des Wroe will be taking part in the 145 mile ‘Football to Amsterdam’ bike ride for Prostate Cancer UK. 

The three of them are riding on behalf of Bolton Wanderers as each English Football League club had to nominate an employee and pledge to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK in conjunction with the EFL.

It is Prostate Cancer UK’s fifth annual ride which has seen the likes of Terry Butcher, Luther Blissett and Matt Holland squeezing into their Lycra to play their part. 

As part of the fund raising activities to help raise awareness, Bolton Wanderers are offering places for adult mascots to lead the team out of the tunnel for our Community Game against Chesterfield on April 1, 2017. 

Places will be assigned to the highest bidders with all proceeds going to Prostate Cancer UK. Minimum starting bids however must be £250. 

Please email your bid amount to matchdaychallenge@bwfc.co.uk along with your name, address, contact number and age. 

Successful bidders will receive a full Bolton Wanderers home kit, four match tickets and a framed photo from your day with the captains and officials along with the opportunity to lead the team out as an adult mascot.

To show your support for Steve, Paul and Des in their quest to Amsterdam for Prostate Cancer UK meanwhile, please donate to www.virginmoneygiving.com/charities/bwct.

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