Deadline day signing for Prostate Cancer UK
31st January 2013 3:30pm
Prostate Cancer UK are delighted to announce the deadline day
signing of Leyton Orient midfielder Leon McSweeney. McSweeney's be
officially presented in The Nutcracker Suite with live
coverage from 4pm. Join us then and help us crack prostate
New Prostate Cancer UK signing Leon McSweeney will make his debut
today at 4pm in The Nutcracker
Suite where every donation of £5 or more will get a walnut
smashed by Leon. Our hammer-wielding hero will crack your nut live,
on-screen; and your name will appear in lights.
You can also send in your questions to him on Twitter to @ProstateUK and they'll
be answered live in the studio.
As a box to box midfielder Leon's used to putting in a 90 minute
shift, but today it's for just an hour and we need him to hit the
target every time. Make him work, make him sweat; because he won’t
rest until they’ve cracked every nut you donate and built a fund to
help crack prostate cancer for good.
This isn't his first involvement for Prostate Cancer UK either,
as he sported a Brendan from Hollyoaks style Mo for Movember with
the O's team raising over
Leon can also add his name to the best transfers from
the lower league as time runs out on 2013 Transfer Window. His
latest move sees him join the likes of Dennis Law, Ray Clemence,
Luther Blissett and Mark Bright in Prostate Cancer UK's team for
the 2012-2013 season as official charity of The Football
McSweeney has a rich heritage in The Football League, having
joined Leyton Orient from Hartlepool United in 2011 after spells at
Stockport County, Cork City, Scarborough and Leicester City. He's
fondly remembered by Stockport fans after helping 'The Hatters'
reach League One via the playoffs in 2008 where they beat Rochdale
3–2 in a thrilling encounter.
He joins Prostate Cancer UK in the midst of the Sledgehammer Fund campaign. The campaign
launched on January 1st with an advert starring Bill Bailey and
the aim is to wake up the nation to a disease that kills 10,000 men
every year. That's one man every hour, and the number of men with
the disease is rising at an alarming rate. The disease is poorly
understood, the tests aren't good enough, and the treatments can
have life-changing side effects. Men deserve better.
Prostate Cancer UK also produced spoof betting adverts, targeted
specifically at men at risk of prostate cancer at a time when we
know lots are engaged — during high profile sports matches. Thanks
must go to Jon Culshaw for giving up his time to produce these
wonderful impressions of famous figures.
We're delighted Leon has joined our team and you can do the same
by joining our squad of bucket shakers at
Football League games across the season.