The Football League has chosen The Prostate Cancer Charity as its Official Charity Partner for the 2012/13 season. The club was chosen from a shortlist of six: Anthony Nolan, British Heart Foundation, Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, NSPCC, The Prostate Cancer Charity and St John Ambulance.
The selection process include a vote by more than 65,000 Football League fans, club Chief Executives and Football League staff who selected their preferred charity from a shortlist of six: Anthony Nolan, British Heart Foundation, Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, NSPCC, The Prostate Cancer Charity and St John Ambulance.
Greg Clarke, Chairman of The Football League said: “The competition was extremely tough again this year, with all six shortlisted organisations presenting very worthy causes and specialised plans to engage with all 72 Football League communities.”
Owen Sharp, Chief Executive of The Prostate Cancer Charity, said: “This is the biggest cancer in men and football is the biggest sport for reaching and involving men. So, partnering with The Football League is an incredible opportunity for us to reach and support thousands of football-mad men who will face this cancer.”
As the Official Charity Partner, The Prostate Cancer Charity will receive exposure across all League clubs, raising awareness and funds. There will also be a dedicated week of action in 2013 and presence at each of the five Football League Finals.
The current Football League charity partner is Help the Hospices. Previous partners have included Help for Heroes and Marie Curie Cancer Care.