Linfield FC raises £5,525.50 for Bowel Cancer UK
Thursday, February 02, 2012
On Saturday 28th January, Belfast's Linfield FC presented a
cheque for the value of £5,525.50 to Bernadette McKinley, Health
Promotion Officer with Bowel Cancer UK.
The funds were raised by the whole team - that's 35 players and
staff - who got sponsored to not shave for a month. The team
were inspired to raise the funds for Bowel Cancer UK as player, Jim
Ervin's father, was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2010.
At the cheque presentation, Bernadette said "We're really
grateful to the whole team at Linfield FC for raising these funds.
Bowel cancer is NI's second biggest killer, but if diagnosed
early, it is very treatable. Funds like this enable us to
continue to save lives by raising awareness of the disease."
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