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All Set For Charity Challenge

13 May 2015

Club Represented In PCUK London To Amsterdam Cycle

Gareth Godfrey-Brown is now just a month away from representing Blackpool in Europe, as he participates in a cycle from London to Amsterdam in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.

Gareth, the club's Gold Bond supervisor, will join representatives from across The Football League on 12 June for the start of a two-day, 145-mile trek with the sole aim of raising valuable funds for the charity.

Former international footballers Terry Butcher, Luther Blissett and Matt Holland will all be taking part, as will former Blackpool manager Simon Grayson, in memory of his friend who died last year from the disease. Jamie Ogden will also be part of team Blackpool.

The ride, which starts at Leyton Orient, includes a half-time pit-stop at Colchester United before sailing from Harwich at the end of day one.

The second day will take in the picturesque surroundings along the pristine pathways of the Netherlands before completing the cycle challenge by arriving at the Amsterdam ArenA, home of Ajax.

One in eight men will get prostate cancer at some point in their lives. Currently, prostate cancer kills 10,000 men a year in the UK, nearly enough to fill three sides of Bloomfield Road, which translates as one man every hour. And it is for this reason that Prostate Cancer UK is the official charity partner of The Football League and is a cause so deserving of your support.

Prostate Cancer UK are at the forefront of the battle against the disease in this country, working hard to support men with prostate cancer and their families, funding research to improve treatment, and raising awareness of the disease. They provide specialist nurses and trained volunteers who those affected can contact by email or telephone; co-ordinate support groups across the country, thereby creating a vital support network; and organise training courses to help those affected to manage living with prostate cancer.

You can support Gareth and Jamie's charitable efforts by donating at: www.justgiving.com/Godfrey-Brown.

You can also find out more information about the disease and the great work done by Prostate Cancer UK at: www.prostatecanceruk.org.

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