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PNE Mark World Cancer Day

4 February 2019

Monday 4th February 2019 is known around the world as World Cancer Day, and we're joining the millions of people raising awareness of Cancer today, encouraging its prevention, detection and treatment.

As our closest fixture to World Cancer Day, Friday's fixture live on Sky against Derby County was designated to Cancer Research UK, the only UK charity fighting all 200 types of Cancer.

Friday's star of the show, 11-year-old Leukaemia sufferer Joel Shaw was our Guest of Honour for the game as he was reunited with his favourite player Alan Browne, and walked out onto the pitch with the Irishman.


Elsewhere, volunteers were out in force around Deepdale on the night, raising over £1,000 in bucket collections alone, whilst unity bands were also on sale in the club shop. 

Cancer Awareness Nurses were also present in the concourses who gave advice and spoke to PNE fans of symptoms, preventions and treatment of Cancer. 

Whilst the number to donate to Cancer Research was shown throughout the game on our big screens, North End players proudly wore their Cancer Research T-shirts during the warm up - raising even further awareness - live on Sky, and at Deepdale in front of thousands. 

  • Fans can make a donation online now by clicking here
  • Fans can pick up a World Cancer Day wristband for a limited time only, with the Unity Bands still available to buy from the club shop with a suggested donation of £2
  • Fans can make a £5 donation by text message. Simply text the word UNITY to 70200. Text costs £5 plus network charge. 

We'd like to say a huge thank you to all supporters who have joined us in the fight against Cancer this World Cancer Day, including the Derby County supporters who shown their generosity on Friday night. 

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