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Backroom staff taking on Prostate United

9 October 2021

Members of Morecambe Football Club’s backroom staff are raising money for Prostate Cancer UK by taking on the challenge of Prostate United.

The challenge, which was set up by backroom staff at Rotherham United in 2018, sees participants run or bike every day throughout November.

The distances for the challenge range from a 10km run or 25km bike ride, a 5km run or 15km bike ride or a 3km run or 10km bike ride, and first team sports rehabilitator Oliver Howse is hoping the staff can urge people to go out and get tested.

“We are doing it to raise as much money for the research and treatment of the condition as possible,” he said.

“We are also wanting to raise awareness of prostate cancer, if by doing this challenge and getting the word out makes someone go and get a check-up, then we may have just helped someone.

“This will keep us going each day of the challenge.”

As well as Howse running 10km, first team analyst Harry Taylor is running 5km and first team doctor Dale Kalloo is running 3km, and the overall aim is to raise £2,000 for the charity.

“All of the backroom staff doing the challenge have our own individual goals with times to complete each day.

“As a group, we are aiming to raise £2000 for the charity by completing the challenge.

“We are really grateful for anyone that donates.”

In the UK, one in eight men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime, making this the most common cancer in the male population.

As well as a JustGiving page where donations can be made directly, the club will also auction off memorabilia, so stay tuned to our social channels for more information to come.

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