We’d like to thank everyone who donated to the Barry Kilby Prostate Cancer Appeal (BKPCA) bucket collection on Boxing Day.
Nearly £400 was raised, with the money going towards the PSA testing day that is being held at the Crown Oil Arena on Saturday 19th January 2019, in conjunction with (BKPCA).
Taking place before our home game against Fleetwood Town, all men aged 50 and over, or 45 and over with a family history of cancer, are welcome to attend. Testing will be done between 11am and 2pm in the Study Centre, located on Willbutts Lane.
The test measures the amount of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in your blood, and around 2,000 men have been tested to date. At least 100 lives have been saved by this approach.
Those being tested will be asked for a minimum £5 donation, with the BKPCA funding the remainder of the test’s costs, which is why bucket collections like the one held on Boxing Day is so important.
We are the first club in the Greater Manchester area to hold such an event, and we hope fans will take the opportunity to come and get tested.
Manager Keith Hill, some of his backroom staff who are of the right age, and the Board of Directors will all be tested on the day, as they add their support to this life-saving initiative.