Macmillan Jersey to benefit from home match

13/03/2014

To align with Prostate Cancer awareness month, Macmillan Cancer Support (Jersey) has been nominated as the charity of choice for Jersey Rugby Football Club's home match against Moseley on the Saturday 29th March (kick-off 3pm). JRFC players will be wearing a specially-commissioned strip, produced by the club's kit supplier Kukri Sports, featuring Macmillan Jersey's logo, and six shirts will then be auctioned to the public to raise funds for the charity.

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Macmillan Jersey will be manning an information stand at the event giving details of the Macmillan Jersey service and the Jersey Prostate Cancer Support Group - a community support group facilitated by Macmillan Jersey for anyone affected by prostate cancer.

Lauren Perchard-Rees, Cancer Specialist and Centre Manager at Macmillan Jersey, said: "One in eight men will develop prostate cancer during their lives and as March is national Prostate Cancer Awareness month this event at the Rugby Club is a timely opportunity for us to raise awareness prostate cancer and how we can help them, their loved ones or anyone affected by any kind of cancer in Jersey."

Macmillan Jersey will also benefit from a proportion of table sales in the corporate hospitality tent where lunch is served pre-match.

JRFC Chairman, Bill Dempsey said "The club are delighted to be lending support to such an important event helping to raise awareness of prostate cancer. Most, if not all of us will have family, friends or acquaintances who will have been affected by cancer, and we applaud the efforts of Macmillan Cancer Research in their continued hard work to help eradicate the disease and provide support to those affected by it. We hope to have a very successful day."

The home club are expecting a bumper crowd for the game as island fans look to cheer the boys on to Championship survival in the penultimate home game of 2013/14. Visitors Moseley, who include former Jersey player-coach Ben Evans in their squad, are currently just above the Islanders, who will be looking to register their first win in as many attempts against the men from Birmingham.

For more details on the Jersey Prostate Cancer Support Group or Macmillan Jersey please visit www.macmillanjersey.com

/*pictured below (l to r): Drew Locke, Ryan Hodson, David Felton, Jack Burroughs and Mark McCrea*/

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