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Who’s the Man? The story behind the badge that every football manager is wearing

10 Aug 2018

A man-shaped pin-badge has graced the lapel of almost every football manager and Sky Sports pundit in recent years. But just who is the man and what's it all about? Former Sunderland, Preston North End and Bradford manager Simon Grayson explains all, including the very personal reasons he has for wearing the badge.

“It doesn’t matter what strip you wear, what’s in your heart is the important thing”

3 Aug 2018

With another EFL season about to get underway, Peter Gilham – Brentford FC's PA announcer and fan favourite – tells us how the club has supported him through his prostate cancer diagnosis, and why he thinks it's so important the football family continues to support Prostate Cancer UK.

Ray & Stephen Clemence: football, family and facing the future together

3 Aug 2018

Former England goalkeeper Ray Clemence has been living with advanced prostate cancer since 2005. A long-time ambassador for us, we met up with him and his son, Stephen – a first-team coach at Aston Villa – to talk about the impact prostate cancer has had on their relationship, following in eachother's footballing footsteps, and why they’re the best of friends when they’re not on the golf course.

“As soon as I realised I'd get attention, I wanted it to raise awareness and money for prostate cancer”

20 Jul 2018

During the World Cup, Danny McLaughlin became something of a celebrity as a lookalike for England striker Harry Kane, appearing in newspapers and on ITV's Lorraine. But behind it all was a desire to tell his family story and warn others about prostate cancer, after recently losing his dad and grandad to the disease.

World record-breaking golfer nears £25k fundraising target

13 Jul 2018

Over his 50-year golfing career, Dick Seamer has bested Jack Nicklaus and holds the record for the lowest nine holes as an amateur. But after surviving prostate cancer in 2013, the captain of West Kent Golf Club has concentrated his efforts on raising funds for us with his successful annual golf days.

John Lloyd: “People on the tennis circuit have since spoken to me about prostate cancer”

5 Jul 2018

Last summer, on the eve of Wimbledon, former British number one and current BBC tennis pundit John Lloyd revealed his prostate cancer diagnosis. One year on, we caught up with the 63-year-old, who shared the latest chapter of his prostate cancer story ahead of another action-packed tournament at SW19.

"The hereditary problem shocked me," says Christopher Timothy after revealing his 'secret' prostate cancer

18 Jun 2018

The Eastenders actor tells the Sunday Express he hid his cancer from his children for five years, but chose Father's Day to go public and warn others after speaking to us about the family risks of the disease.

"My life was in the balance and so obviously I decided to pay for an mpMRI"

18 Jun 2018

When Raymond Starr was diagnosed with prostate cancer last year, he was refused an mpMRI on the NHS because there are no scanners available in North Wales. He's now working with us to make sure the revolutionary diagnostic technique is available to all men in the UK.

"A double cancer scare has definitely strengthened us as a family"

12 Jun 2018

Bill Elliott and his son James tell us how a family health crisis turned into a national newspaper campaign, then a life-long commitment to improving awareness and treatment of prostate cancer through golf.

"Cars were bumping me out of the way and people trying to mug me"

11 Jun 2018

Five months after beginning his global fundraising challenge of running a marathon in all 196 countries, Nick Butter has just clocked up his 50th in Togo. We spoke to him after his 49th in Ghana about the challenges of washing his clothes, avoiding stray dogs and staying alive in Haiti.