Auction - signed special-edition ‘Get to know cancer’ Spurs shirts - ends today!
01 May 2014|Tottenham Hotspur
Today is the last day fans can get their hands on special-edition shirts worn by our players during our dedicated 'Get to know cancer' match against Fulham on April 19.
Shirts worn by the entire matchday squad have been put up for auction - to go the auction here - with all proceeds being donated to six charities that the Club worked with this season through its support for ‘Get to know cancer’.
The auction ends today - Thursday, May 1 - with items closing between 2pm and 4.15pm.
These six charities include:
CoppaFeel! – educating young people about the signs of breast cancer, encouraging regular checks to promote early diagnosis.
Cancer Research UK – funding research into more than 200 types of cancer to discover new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat the disease.
Ovarian Cancer Action – campaigning to raise awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer and improve treatment options for women in the UK. Women are encouraged to act and GPs intervene at the earliest possible stage to give the best chance of survival.
Beating Bowel Cancer – working in partnership with individuals, local communities, clinical communities and government to improve public awareness of bowel cancer and increase the rate of early diagnosis.
Bowel Cancer UK – aiming to save lives and improve the quality of life for all those affected by bowel cancer. It works to overcome the embarrassment of talking about symptoms associated with bowel cancer, so people have the best chance of survival.
The Roy Castle Lung Foundation - focusing on saving lives and supporting people living with lung cancer, drawing attention to the importance of early diagnosis.
‘Get to know cancer’ is a major NHS campaign that aims to raise awareness of cancer symptoms and promote the importance of early diagnosis.
The Club committed to using its appeal and high profile platform to raise awareness of the symptoms of cancer and promote early diagnosis amongst its fans and the community throughout the current season, with the message that cancer is ‘not only treatable, but beatable’ if detected early.
Following an overwhelming response from fans, players, staff and the general public, Tottenham Hotspur recently announced it will continue its support for ‘Get to know cancer’ during the 2014-15 Premier League season.
Over half of fans who took part in a recent survey said the knowledge they had gained from the campaign had changed the length of time they would usually wait to get advice about unexplained changes in their health. A number of supporters had also been prompted to seek medical advice.
The ‘Get to know cancer’ shirts worn during the Fulham game cemented the Club’s commitment to taking awareness of the campaign to a global level.