QPR are delighted to announce Prostate Cancer UK as the club’s official charity partner for the 2020/21 season.
As a first step in this partnership, we will be auctioning the limited-edition shirts worn in Saturday’s match against Cardiff City to help raise funds for this fantastic charity, to help beat the most common cancer in men.
Supporters will be able to bid on any of the 75/76 shirts worn and signed by the first-team player who wore it, as well as one special Prostate Cancer UK branded shirt signed by the whole squad and the manager.
The first batch of shirts are available for auction now and you can click HERE to enter your bids. The auctions will run for seven days, closing on November 10th.
Shockingly, one man dies every 45 minutes from prostate cancer, which is now the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK. Around 400,000 men are living with or after a prostate cancer diagnosis, and that number keeps rising.
QPR ambassador Andy Sinton – who has taken part in Prostate Cancer UK’s March for Men football walks in recent years – has hailed the partnership as it enters a third season.
He said: “This is such an important partnership and it’s great that QPR, its staff and supporters continue to highlight the issues around this serious disease.
“I was proud to walk side by side with some incredibly inspiring people affected by prostate cancer and know it’s a cause very close to the heart of my former teammates Les Ferdinand and Paul Parker, who have also taken on epic challenges for the charity and raised thousands of pounds.”
Matt Holdstock, Sport Engagement Manager at Prostate Cancer UK, said: “The football family continues to be a major player in the fight against prostate cancer, so we’re proud to continue our partnership with Queens Park Rangers into a third season.
“The club have been extremely supportive of our work over the past two seasons and we are excited to continue connecting even more with R’s supporters to increase awareness of prostate cancer and fundraise to support vital research throughout the season. That continued support will help us change the game for all those affected by prostate cancer; men and their loved ones.”
Euan Inglis, QPR Commercial Director, said: “This is the third season that Prostate Cancer UK has been our official charity partner and we’re delighted to continue that relationship.
“The charity sector has been extremely badly affected by the Covid-19 situation. We want to play our part to help raise raising funds for Prostate Cancer UK and continue to raise awareness of the disease amongst the QPR faithful.
"We’ve already got a number of initiatives including some new innovative digital ideas already in the pipeline to help us achieve this. Part of the partnership launch is the opportunity for our supporters to bid for the 45-year anniversary shirts worn in our win against Cardiff on Saturday. The shirt is truly unique and is a one off in regard to the players signatures and application of Prostate Cancer UK’s “Man of Men” logo.”
Fans can place their bids HERE.
*To find out more information about Prostate Cancer UK’s work in football, click HERE or anyone with concerns about prostate cancer may contact Prostate Cancer UK's Specialist Nurses in confidence on 0800 074 8383 or online via the Live Chat instant messaging service: www.prostatecanceruk.org. The Specialist Nurse phone service is free to landlines and open from 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday, and 10am to 8pm on Wednesdays.