QPR and Millwall have partnered up with Prostate Cancer UK for the 2018/19 campaign and Wednesday’s clash marks the first meeting of the two clubs who have this season vowed to unite in support of the charity’s bid to stop prostate cancer being a killer.
The match will see the charity’s iconic ‘Man of Men’ take centre stage – this time emblazoned on Rangers’ shorts, with Ground Construction Limited (GCL) very generously donating the sponsorship position to Prostate Cancer UK for the fixture.
Ground Construction Ltd’s Managing Director Trevor Diviney was very happy to support Prostate Cancer, saying: “The fight to cure cancer is a tough one. Let’s all get together tonight to give generously to help fight the battle.”
Both teams will also warm up in Prostate Cancer UK t-shirts, raising further awareness of the most-common cancer in men.
Prostate Cancer UK volunteers will be around Loftus Road before the game, raising awareness of a disease that kills one man every 45 minutes in the UK. Fans will be able to show their support by donating, or by buying one of the charity’s iconic ‘Man of Men’ pin badges, which have been a mainstay on the lapels of managers and pundits in recent seasons.
The partnership has been backed by R’s boss Steve McClaren and Millwall chief Neil Harris, who will be wearing their ‘Man of Men’ pin badges with pride in the dugouts.
McClaren said: “Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men and one man dies every 45 minutes from this disease. That’s two every game.
“You can do your bit to support them and their families by donating to Prostate Cancer UK’s collectors, who will be around the ground before the game.”
Harris, who has himself been affected by cancer, said: “Prostate Cancer UK has made real strides in football in recent years, and I’m delighted that Millwall will once again stand side by side with the charity in its fight against the most common cancer in men.
“I’m calling on all Millwall and QPR fans to dig deep and donate whatever you can. With your support, we can lead the fightback against prostate cancer.”
To find out more information on Prostate Cancer UK’s work in football, visit prostatecanceruk.org/football or to buy a Man of Men pin badge, text BADGE to 70004.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men and one man dies every 45 minutes from this disease.