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This season, our fantastic Men United Match Day volunteers raised a whopping £94,871 at Football League grounds around the country.
Think you can top that? Register your interest for 2016/17, and we'll let you know when places open.

Hear about 2017 Match days
2015/16 in numbers

2015/16 in numbers

Matchday volunteers

501 volunteers filled 747 spaces at our match days this season - that's 448 fundraisers, 32 leaders and 21 assistant leaders

Get to know the team

Get to know the team

Meet Adam Tasker, Bradford City Team Leader

In 2012, I initially volunteered to fundraise at the Men United match day collection at Bradford City for Prostate Cancer UK for the free entry it got me into the ground. I had such a fun time doing this that the following year I volunteered to run the collection as a Team Leader where we made over £600. What really surprised me was how many of the fans had been directly affected by prostate cancer and how generous they all were when donating. This led to me making friends amongst the fundraisers and with staff at the ground. Since then, I’ve been driven to put Bradford City at the top of the fundraising league.

We've raised increasing amounts each year, and in the 2014/15 season we raised £1,200. This increase in money raised was down to the hard work of the fundraisers, many of whom are either survivors of prostate cancer, or have had a family member affected by the disease. These guys raised the most and really connected with the fans to get a serious message across. A special mention goes out to Ruth Triggs (Assistant Leader), who has been instrumental in ensuring that game day collections go smoothly. We still get people wanting a free ticket, but if you’ll fundraise and don’t offer too many homemade prostate checks, you’re in.

At the start of this season, I set a target to raise of £1,500 at the Bradford v Doncaster match in March. I felt this amount was ambitious, as it was £300 more than the previous year. I was a little worried we wouldn’t hit the target. However, we had a great team of volunteers who had travelled from all over Yorkshire and worked tirelessly around the ground, resulting in us smashing the target that was set and raising £1,911. Coincidentally, 1911 was the year Bradford City last won the FA cup. Achieving this target made me really proud of the team and next season, we are hoping to smash the £2,000 mark.

I really enjoy the atmosphere of the Men United match day collection, meeting new people and spreading a really worthy message. Long may it continue!

 

What really surprised me was how many of the fans had been directly affected by prostate cancer and how generous they all were when donating.

Adam Tasker, Volunteer Team Leader at Bradford City

Volunteers in Action
  • London

    men united matchdays 2015-16 london

    Total: £7,440.83 across 10 Men United Match Day Collections

     

    • 1st place: Millwall, £1,576.45
    • 2nd place: Brentford, £1,102.15
    • 3rd place: Fulham: £807.71

     

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  • The North

    Men united Matchdays 2015-16 blackpool

    Total: £18,162.31 across 20 Men United Match Day Collections

     

    • 1st place: Bradford City, £1,911.72
    • 2nd place: Rotherham United, £1,837.08
    • 3rd place: Burnley, £1,672.39

     

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  • South East and East

    Men united Matchdays 2015-16 South Reading

    Total: £9,909.20 across 14 Men United Match Day Collections

     

    • 1st place: Gillingham, £1,298.12
    • 2nd place: Milton Keynes Dons, £958.16
    • 3rd place: Luton Town, £902.74

     

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  • Wembley Cup Finals

    Men United matchdays 2015-16 Wembley JPT

    This season we were fortunate to be able to hold collections at 5 Cup Final games at Wembley Stadium -  the Capital One Cup raised the most with £5,427.50, with the Championship and League One play-off finals following close behind raising £5,051.37 and £5,052.64.

     

    The total raised this campaign at Wembley was £23,542.67.

     

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  • The Midlands

    Men united Matchdays 2015-16 Midlands

    Total: £6,255.09 across 10 Men United Match Day Collections

     

    • 1st place: Wolverhampton Wanderers, £1,361.52
    • 2nd place: Nottingham Forest, £830.51
    • 3rd place: Northampton Town, £723.00

     

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  • 2014/15 Season

    Men united Matchdays 2014-15

    Last season we hosted 73 Men United Match Day collections and saw 757 volunteers giving a full 5,460 volunteer hours to raise an amazing £71,606.

     

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