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COLLECTION RAISES MORE THAN £540 FOR CHARITY

27 January 2016

A COLLECTION at the Pirelli stadium has raised more than £540 after football supporters dug deep to help the fight against bowel cancer.

Martin Vickers, season ticket holder at the Pirelli Stadium, is committed to raising awareness of this disease and its symptoms, after successfully beating bowel cancer in 2010. 

He and his son Ben, also a season ticket holder, along with a team of helpers, organised a collection at the Shrewsbury home game to raise vital funds and awareness and break down the stigma of talking about the disease.

Martin said: “I wanted to give something back to the charity after the tremendous support I received when I was first diagnosed with bowel cancer. The charity Beating Bowel Cancer was my first port of call when I was diagnosed and their information was really valuable to me at such a difficult time.”

The collection raised a total of £545.51 for Beating Bowel Cancer.

Ben said: "Thank you to Burton Albion FC and both sets of supporters for giving generously and raising awareness of bowel cancer and its symptoms."


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