The country's national body for the fast-growing sport will help raise funds and awareness of the most common cancer in men, after naming us as their official charity partner.

20 Apr 2018

Prostate Cancer UK has been chosen as Walking Football Scotland's official charity partner in a bid to help raise awareness among men playing the increasingly popular sport.

With over 3,000 men being diagnosed with prostate cancer in Scotland each year, Walking Football Scotland hopes to educate its 1,800 members about the risks associated with the most common cancer in men through their newsletters, awareness talks and our 'Man of Men' logo on event banners. Members will also be encouraged to organise their own fundraising activities, with money going towards our vital research.

"We're delighted to be partnering with and working alongside Prostate Cancer UK," said the chairman of Walking Football Scotland, Gary McLaughlin. "Our members tend to be of an age who are most affected by prostate cancer.

"Although only males have a prostate gland, families can be dramatically changed by this disease. So it's in the best interest of our male and female members to help, support and get involved."

Established in 2012, walking football has become one of the fastest growing sports in the country and is particularly popular with men between over the age of 40. There are now over 80 groups covering most regions in Scotland.

Prostate Cancer UK's James Beeby said: "The power of football consistently helps us reach out to men and their friends and families, and we are excited to kick-off this new partnership with Walking Football Scotland. We thank them for joining us in the fight against prostate cancer."

To find out more about the partnership please contact scotland@prostatecanceruk.org

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