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12 October 2017

Please give generously at the DW Stadium on Saturday when we host Southend United, as we dedicate the afternoon to supporting Prostate Cancer UK.

  • Latics’ match with Southend United our official Prostate Cancer UK awareness match
  • Latics 2 Amsterdam were our official charity partner in 2016-17 and we continue to support their efforts in helping PCUK.
  • Donate on the day or get your Man of Men badge by texting BADGE to 70004 to donate £5

We are delighted to welcome Prostate Cancer UK to the DW Stadium on Saturday afternoon when we host Southend United in Sky Bet League One.

Volunteers will be collecting money outside the ground and with your generosity will be raising vital funds to help relegate the most common cancer in men.

Wigan Athletic manager Paul Cook will be showing his support on the day - he’s joined forces with more than 30 managers to give the most vital team talks of their careers after chilling statistics showed prostate cancer kills one man every 45 minutes.

The gaffers include Burnley’s Sean Dyche and Newcastle United’s Rafa Benitez as well as Championship duo Simon Grayson and Dean Smith, who both have personal connections with the disease. All will also be wearing Prostate Cancer UK’s iconic ‘man of Men’ pin badge on the touchline during the 2017/18 campaign as the leading men’s charity cranks up the serious message.

Cook said: “Wigan Athletic are proud to support the work of Prostate Cancer UK and its fans have already raised a substantial amount of funds and awareness through cycling and walking, and I want to carry on that tradition.

“Everyone can play their part by sporting a Man of Men pin badge, like me. That badge represents you, me and everyone in the fight against prostate cancer, a disease that strikes down so many.

“When I saw the statistic that one man dies every 45 minutes from prostate cancer it shocked me. It’s unacceptable. We need to play our part as coaches, as players and as fans, to unify and stop prostate cancer being a killer.”

Prostate Cancer UK is the Official Charity Partner of the EFL. Their “Man of Men” logo sits proudly in the squad numbers of every one of our player’s shirts. It also adorns the lapels of football managers and pundits across the land.

PCUK - Who's the man

You can get a badge like Paul Cook too. Text BADGE to 70004* to donate £5 to help stop prostate cancer being a killer (and get your own Prostate Cancer UK badge to wear with pride).

Our 2016-17 Official Charity Partner Latics 2 Amsterdam have worked tirelessly to make Wigan Athletic a leading supporter of Prostate Cancer UK, with their numbers, in terms of cyclists taking part in the annual PCUK charity bike ride and funds raised, amongst the best in the country.

*Text costs £5 plus network charge. Prostate Cancer UK receives 100% of your donation. Obtain bill payers permission. Customer care 0800 082 1616. Charity No 1005541.

Find out more about Prostate Cancer UK’s work in football by clicking here.

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