The Vanarama National League is re-branding to Manarama for a month as the vehicle-hire firm kicks off a campaign to raise £150k for us. And you can get involved.
If you’re planning to hire a van this month, you can turn it into a donation thanks to our new partnership. We’ve been named as the National League’s first ever official charity partner for the 2018/19 season. And throughout September, the van hire firm and title sponsor of the league, Vanarama, is changing its name to Manarama and has pledged to donate £50 to Prostate Cancer UK for every lease during the month.
To support this initiative, the National League will rebrand to the Manarama National League until Non-League Day on Saturday 13 October. This is the first time in English football history a league will re-brand its name during the season.
The National League represents the perfect platform to unite against the toughest opponent of all
The National League’s re-branding features a striking new logo to highlight their support for us – and Vanarama’s website also has a new strip to reflect its commitment. The firm is aiming to raise £150,000 for us in just 43 days, as they tell the nation to "lease a van, save a man".
Vanarama and its newly-launched car leasing platform, Motorama, will donate £50 for every vehicle leased from the start of September until Non-League Day.
A new, bright orange captain’s armband bearing our logo, will also be worn by all Manarama National League club captains during the league’s 34 matches on Non-League Day.
The ground-breaking move has been hailed by super-marcher and legendary Sky Sports presenter, Jeff Stelling. Jeff, who has raised £800,000 for the us during two March for Men walking events said: “This partnership reinforces Prostate Cancer UK’s work in football and how hugely important it is to raise awareness and funds to make a difference to the lives of men and their loved ones.
“One man dies every 45 minutes from this disease, so we need to take action. The passionate fans in the National League – including my lot at Hartlepool United and throughout the non-league pyramid – represent the perfect platform for us to unite against the toughest opponent of all.”
This is the fifth year we’ve taken part in Non-League Day. Last year we raised £15,000 as more than 50 clubs joined the fight against prostate cancer. And this year’s day is shaping up to be bigger and better with clubs joining forces in a jam-packed day of activity. Find out more about Non-League Day and how to get involved.