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Community staff complete charity walk

22 May 2017

Mansfield Town's Football in the Community staff embarked on a 15-mile walk last week in a bid to raise money for three very worthwhile charities.

The walk was to fundraise for Prostate Cancer UK, Know the Score and Thomas Cook Children's Charity. 

In addition to the Community staff, representatives from Thomas Cook and OCS Retail Support took part in the event to raise money for the three extremely worthwhile causes. 

Prostate Cancer UK is a charity which invest millions of pounds into research, services and awareness because they believe that ‘men deserve better’ when suffering from the disease. Deaths from prostate cancer are expected to soar over the next ten years, but the charity wants to raise vital funds to provide more specialist nurses to prevent that from happening.

Thomas Cook Children’s Charity aim to improve the lives of youngsters by bettering education facilities, improving wellbeing and health care whilst also supporting local communities.

Know the Score, supported by the Professional Footballers’ Association and League Managers Association, aims to raise awareness of bowel cancer signs and symptoms.

Bowel cancer is the UK’s fourth most common cancer, with 41,000 new cases each year. It’s also the second biggest cause of cancer death. Every 90 minutes three people die of the disease. 

And last week, the group of 12 walked 15 miles from Whitby to Robin Hood's Bay and back on a rainy and windy day in North Yorkshire. 

So far, they have raised just over £1,000 through cash and online donations, but the fundraising trail doesn't end there. 

They have another month to continue raising money, before they split the proceeds between the three organisations. 

To donate towards their community endeavours, please visit: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/sammysgang



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