Lancashire Cricket Foundation

Men's Health Day - Prostate Cancer Awareness

Lancashire Cricket has joined forces with the Bob Willis Fund and the Barry Kilby Prostate Cancer Appeal to use the power of cricket to raise funds for prostate cancer, mens health issues and to support the work of the Lancashire Cricket Foundation.
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The Bob Willis Fund, Barry Kilby Prostate Cancer Appeal and Lancashire Cricket Foundation has joined forces this Fathers Day (June 20), to offer up to 350 prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests to spectators attending the Vitality Blast (T20) fixture between Lancashire and Nottinghamshire at Emirates Old Trafford.

The Bob Willis Fund was launched in honour of the former England cricket captain and much-loved Sky Sports Broadcaster, who was a healthy 66-year-old when he was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer in April 2016. Bob sadly lost his battle with the disease in December 2019 and now his wife, Lauren Clark, and brother, David Willis, have launched a fund to support critical research into the disease, with the hope that a nationally accessible, accurate screening programme may be introduced to save the lives of many men in the future.

The testing will be facilitated by the Barry Kilby Prostate Cancer Appeal founded in 2014 by the former chairman of Burnley FC, after a diagnosis in 2011. The charity's overall goal is to help to save local men's lives with simple PSA blood testing events at local sports grounds. There are no national screening events for prostate cancer, and this is why their services are so important.

The Lancashire Cricket Foundation is the official charity and community arm of Lancashire Cricket. We deliver community projects and grow the game of cricket across the county. Using the power of cricket, the Foundation aims to make a lasting, positive impact on the lives of those living in Lancashire.

Money raised on the day will be split equally between the three organisations.

About the charity

The Lancashire Cricket Foundation works across the North West to develop and deliver a range of projects, programmes and events designed to engage, excite, inspire and improve individuals and communities through cricket.

Donation summary

Total raised
+ £241.25 Gift Aid
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