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30 January 2019

Wigan Athletic urging supporters from both teams to unite and help make a difference to blow the whistle on cancer.

  • Latics dedicating this weekend's fixture to Cancer Research UK.
  • Charity are the only one in the UK fighting all 200 types of cancer.
  • You can make a donation to Cancer Research UK by clicking here

Latics boss Paul Cook has shown his support for Cancer Research UK ahead of the club’s designated fixture against QPR at the DW Stadium on Saturday. 

As our closest home game to World Cancer Day on Monday 4th February, Latics are calling on supporters from both teams to unite and help blow the whistle on cancer.

The only UK charity fighting all 200 types of cancer, volunteers from Cancer Research UK will be collecting donations at various points around the stadium before this weekend’s game, with the club encouraging fans to give generously to help thousands of scientists, doctors and nurses to deliver life-saving work and accelerate progress.

He said: “I’m proud that the club are coming together on Saturday to support this incredible charity. I’m told in Wigan alone last year there were around 1,900 people diagnosed with cancer, so this just highlights the huge presence this disease has in our region.

“Thanks to Cancer Research UK’s hard work and determination, 2 in 4 people diagnosed with cancer will survive the disease which demonstrates amazing progress.

“Every step it makes towards beating cancer relies on every pound donated – so I ask every Latics fan to give as much as they can to the cause and help make a difference. Thank you for your continued support and I look forward to seeing you on Saturday.”

Cancer will affect 1 in 2 people and 330,000 people are diagnosed in the UK every year – but Cancer Research UK are leading the way to prevent more cancers, improve the outlook for future generations and ensure that fans enjoy match days with loved ones for years to come.

Supporters are encouraged to donate generously to Cancer Research UK, with several ways to do so.

  • Make a donation online now by clicking here.
  • Fans can pick up a World Cancer Day wristband. The Unity Bands are now available to buy from the Club Shop with a suggested donation of £2.
  • Make a £5 donation by text message. Simply text the word UNITY to 70200. Texts charged at £5 plus a standard rate text (age 16+, UK mobiles only). Cancer Research UK will receive 100% of this donation. Full Ts&Cs at
  • Fans can make a cash donation on match day. Simply pass your donation to one of the Cancer Research UK volunteers who will be at the stadium on the day.

Every Unity Band worn, every pound donated, and every gesture of support will play a vital role in beating cancer, supporting ground-breaking research which is taking place right here in the North West and across the UK.

Find out more about Cancer Research UK and #WorldCancerDay by visiting

Together we will beat cancer.

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