A football shirt or rugby shirt not just a shirt. It’s your team colours. It represents history. It carries the memories of famous victories, and agonising defeats. Now it can do something else - raise money to help stop prostate cancer being a killer.
On #Shirt2Work day, sports fans (and anyone who wants to show their support) canwear their favourite team's colours to work and make a donation of £2 each.
Prostate cancer is one of the toughest opponents a man can face. Get behind #Shirt2Work day by signing up now.
How do I set it up?
1: Be the champion
Rise up from your desk chair and roar "I am the #Shirt2Work champion, follow me and donate £2 to Prostate Cancer UK!" Unless you’re the boss - in which case, make people do it!
2: Choose your day
You can hold your day whenever you like, but why not take advantage and time it with a big sporting occassion?
3: Get signed up
Sign up for #Shirt2Work. We'll be on hand with the advice, the materials, and the encouragement.
4: Spread the word
Make sure everyone knows to wear their team’s shirt or colours (it could be any sports club) to work on the day. We’ve got tools to help you - our A3 poster, A4 poster and social image are for starters. If you sign up and get in touch, we'll see what we can do by way of collection tins, pin badges and all the rest.
5: Get changed early
On #Shirt2Work day, make sure you've got collection tins on display. Or you can set up an online fundraising page. Charge everyone £2 and take plenty of photos to show how colourful your colleagues really are.
6: Report the result
At full time, here’s how you send in the money you've raised, update your online fundraising page with photos and get a promotion!
How to go the extra mile
- Make sure everyone shares their photos on social media
- Anyone not participating - ask them to text 'SHIRT' to 70004 to donate £5 to Prostate Cancer UK
- Hold a quiz at lunch in the office
- Everyone loves a sweepstake, don't they? Don't they?
- Ask your employer if they will match the amount you raise
You're 120 minutes in, there's a long walk to the spot and the goalkeeper is a lunatic. This is not for the faint-hearted.
- Paint your face in the colour of your team, or sketch your club's logo on your face
- Dye your hair the colour your team plays in
- Make cakes with our 'Man of Men' in different coloured kits, and sell them for elevenses
- Get your colleagues to dress in full kit (including boots) to raise more money.
If you have any questions, contact the team on 0800 082 1616 or get in touch.
Top tip: make sure your employer is okay with you running a sweepstake at work, and be aware of the Gambling Act 2005
Anyone who has a colourful shirt or t-shirt - it doesn't have to be a football shirt.
It doesn't matter if your team plays in another league, another country or if your team plays Korfball: we just want you to have fun at work and raise some money.