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Dickie Davis

He’s interviewed household names at football clubs up and down the country, and now Sky Sports reporting royalty Dickie Davis is here with a special report on Men United's Official Charity Partnership with The Football League.

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Why football?

We want millions of football fans, thousands of players, and football mad communities to join Men United. That’s why we work in football.

Prostate cancer kills one man every hour. That's a strike rate of 10,000 men a year. And the number of men living with the disease would fill Wembley over 3 times (300,000). We work in football to reach these men to make them aware of their risk and get them to join Men United, the 200,000 strong squad dedicated to the fight against prostate cancer.

Who do we work with?
We are the long-term official charity partner of The Football League, and we have charity partnerships with The League Managers Association, Non-League Day, Fulham FC, Scunthorpe United, Millwall FC, and talkSPORT. And we work with journalists, bloggers and fan groups to inspire football fans to get involved.

What We Do
We fight to help more men survive and enjoy a better quality of life. You can find out more of what we do across our website.

Join Us
If you have not already signed up for the team you can do so here:

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  • Millwall FC

    First partnering with us in 2013/14, Millwall have been a fantastic support since. Wearing our logo on their shirt, they received a great response from the fans and footballing community at large. Since then they have continued to raise money through collections, raffles and auctions. One special man who helped us is life-long fan Brian Kilgannon who is battling advanced prostate cancer. Diagnosed at 48 in 2012 Brian spread the message that this is not an ‘old man’s disease’ and as long as it’s caught early enough, it can be cured. It was too late for Brian who died in July 2015 but Millwall are helping us keep up the fight.

  • Fulham FC

    We entered a two-season partnership with iconic Championship club Fulham FC for the 2014/15 and 2015/16 seasons. Last season, we joined together to engage in a programme of exciting activities, including the Craven Cottage 10K run, the London to Amsterdam Cycle Challenge and a Men United match day raising money and awareness amongst Fulham fans. Fulham lost one of their own to prostate cancer,  Bob Williams, and backed his daughter’s marathon effort in his memory. This season we look forward to continuing our programme and using the power of football to reach men and their friends and families. 

  • Luton Town FC

    In the 2014/15 season Luton Town made history by renaming their stadium, for one night only, to the Prostate Cancer UK Stadium; the first time a Football League ground has been renamed to support a charity. Kenilworth Road’s 10,000 capacity poignantly reflects the number of men who die from the disease in the UK every year. And the Hatters are well on course for raising over £10,000 to help beat prostate cancer.

  • Volunteering at Men United match days

    As The Football League’s Official Charity Partner, we have the opportunity to fundraise at over 60 Football League grounds, as well as at Wembley finals and a few Premier League matches too. This is a fantastic opportunity to reach millions of football fans, thousands of players, and numerous football mad communities across England and Wales. Our volunteers collect money and raise the profile of the cause with fans up and down the country, and in return receive a free ticket to watch the match. FAQ page?

  • Scunthorpe United

    First the Lions, now the Irons. During the 2015/16 we’re excited for the Irons will wear our logo on the front of their home and away shirts. It’s a fantastic opportunity to boost the profile of the cause and get even more fans in The Football League talking about Men United week in week out . The club has already backed our London to Amsterdam Cycle Challenge and raising vital funds through Scunny Bunny’s Marathon efforts. 

  • The League Managers Association

    Through our partnership with the League Managers Association (LMA), we have been able to reach out to more men and their family and friends about the risks of prostate cancer. Managers and football legends have signed for Men United and are getting involved by wearing our ‘Man of Men’ pin badge, taking part in events and supporting our fundraising activities. Their support has been paramount in provoking the football family to stand up and take notice of a disease which affects 1 in 8 men in the UK.

  • The Football League

    As the Official Charity Partner of The Football League we want millions of football fans, thousands of players and 72 football mad communities to put aside their rivalries on the pitch and join Men United. Look out for us in the upcoming season; whether it’s our volunteers collecting outside your ground, a story in your programme or our Men United pin badge on your manager, or on the back of your player’s shirts.

  • Brian Kilgannon

    Life-long Lion fan, Brian Kilgannon and his family got in touch with us after reading about our partnership with Millwall. At 49 years old, Brian was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer; what he believed to be an ‘old man’s disease’. Now he wants to share his experience and make more men aware of their risk. His message is this: ‘We see it happening to other people and never think that it can happen to us. If you have any symptoms, confide in a loved one. Act now. Don't leave it too late.’

  • Bridie Heath

    Millers mad fan, Bridie Heath, has been a fantastic support to us since we linked up with The Football League. In 2005, Bridie’s husband, a fit 51 year old and father of 2 was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer and sadly lost his battle later that year. Using her passion for football Bridie takes every opportunity to remind fellow supporters to look after their health. She has also been actively involved in our match day collections as a Volunteer Leader and has enrolled for speaker training. Bridie has helped raise thousands with Rotherham United.

  • Errol McKellar

    Errol McKellar has supported Prostate Action now Prostate Cancer UK since 2010 after being diagnosed himself after he saw a pamphlet in his local area. As a Leyton Orient youth coach, Errol is a bit of a legend in the London Borough of Hackney and has shared his story on the Orient website and in the match day programme. Errol also offers a discount on MOTs at the garage he's run for the last 20 years to men if they agree to go to the doctor and ask about prostate cancer. On top of all this Errol organised a charity celebrity football match at Leyton Orient in 2014/15 raising over £30,000 to help fight a disease affecting 1 in 8 men, and 1 in 4 if you are Black.

  • London to Amsterdam Challenge

    In 2013, 30 riders took off to Amsterdam from Wembley stadium, in 2014 there were 150 and by 2015 250 participants representing football clubs across England and Wales joined Men United in a big way. In total the team have raised over £500,000 and 2016 is set to be the biggest ride yet.


    “Harder than marking Maradona”, Terry Butcher on London to Amsterdam 2015

  • Dan Pentland

    Dan is a member of Men United, York City branch. He’s been travelling home and away (including pre-season friendlies and cup games) with the Ministermen for years and rarely misses a match. This season he’s making his season count for Men United by writing about his experiences on the road, walking to the matches (not from York!) and interviewing some well known faces along the way too. You can read more about Dan’s role at Men United here: