Want to help stop Prostate Cancer killing 1 man every 45 minutes?
Andy Frawley is a retired semi-professional footballer, however nowadays you will find him either running the streets of Nottingham or cycling on the roads across the county in a bid to keep fit and raise funds for Prostate Cancer – a charity very close to his heart. In 2013 Andy’s father told him he had prostate cancer, as you can imagine he was devastated by the news and automatically thought the worst. Andy, by his fathers’ side, watched him fight and beat this horrible disease. All of this was made more bearable by the fantastic support from the team at Prostate Cancer UK.
The Nottinghamshire Senior League (NSL) also lost long serving and popular referee Andrew Rolph to cancer earlier this year. As a show of solidarity, the three Nottinghamshire referee societies (Newark, Mansfield and Nottingham) have agreed to volunteer five referees from each society to take part in a penalty shootout during NSL finals day on Saturday 12 May, with Andy as the goalkeeper. All the societies have agreed to donate to the charity and this will be topped up by an equal donation from the NSL Referees Society.
His latest challenge is taking part in the Football to Amsterdam bike ride in association with Prostate Cancer. This involves cycling a gruelling 145 miles from Barnsley to Amsterdam over the weekend of 1-3 June 2018. The bike ride is backed by the FA and League Managers Association, and last year raised an incredible £600,000. The whole purpose of the challenge is to raise funds and awareness to beat a disease that kills one man every 45 minutes – a truly shocking statistic. Sadly Andy’s dad passed away in 2014, so he will be completing the bike ride in his memory.
Andy will be completing the challenge with a team of 14 guys from across Nottingham – Team Ding Dings. The team has currently raised just over £17,500 at the time of writing and are sitting second in the league table of fundraisers for the Barnsley start of the ride.
So, as well as hoping to stop the referees scoring in the half time penalty shootout, Andy is hoping to stop prostate cancer killing one man every 45 minutes. Every penny raised today and from the bike ride, will go towards life changing research. This will help towards one day eliminating this horrible disease through research into earlier detection; and also supporting families at their time of need. Every penny counts so please give generously today – you will be helping to save lives.
If you would like to donate online, please visit Andy’s Just Giving page.
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