With under two weeks until the football transfer window closes, clubs across the United Kingdom are battling each other for the right to finish top of the table on Cancer Deadline Day.
Cancer Deadline Day is a vital new fixture on the football calendar as the sport joins forces to raise critical funds for a consortium of six cancer charities. Clubs including Arsenal, Brentford, Brighton & Hove Albion, Newcastle United, Tottenham, Watford, West Ham, Millwall, Preston North End, QPR, Cambridge United, MK Dons, Bolton Wanderers, Sheffield Wednesday, Carlisle United and Northampton Town are urging their fans to "make a transfer for cancer" in a bid to finish top of the giving table on 31 August.
To make a donation, fans can back their team through a club-specific donation page, powered by JustGiving, and select any amount. Clubs will also stage special match day activations in which supporters will be invited to donate in-stadium.
Millwall, champions of Cancer Deadline Day I on 1 February this year, will be encouraging fans to give both during home matches and through social media. From CEO, Steve Kavanagh:
“Millwall fans once again proved just how generous and supportive they are when it comes to helping charities during the first Cancer Deadline Day fundraising drive. I’ve no doubt that they will continue that this time around and I hope as a club we’re able to defend our crown, which is something everyone connected with Millwall should be very proud of.”
Transfer Deadline Day is one of the biggest days of the year for football fans and the British media, as clubs throughout the country spend millions of pounds on signing new players before the transfer window closes for several months. Conversely, Covid-19 has had a huge direct impact on vital fundraising for the charities supporting people living with cancer.
Full list of clubs/players associated with clubs involved:
Brighton and Hove AFC
West Ham United
Queens Park Rangers
Preston North End
Milton Keynes Dons
Cancer Deadline Day will benefit a consortium of six cancer charities, each of whom will receive a split of money raised. The six charities are: Macmillan Cancer Support, Pancreatic Cancer UK, Prostate Cancer UK, The Ruth Strauss Foundation, Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and Young Lives vs Cancer.
The summer transfer window Is open now and runs until Transfer Deadline Day on 31 August 2021. For more Information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website to make a donation - Cancerdeadlineday.org