Oxford United would like to congratulate the team of riders who represented the club on this year’s London to Amsterdam Challenge to raise funds and awareness for Prostate Cancer UK
Matt Alder was part of the team and told us:
“Our group was made up of myself, Brian Coffey, Kevin Wheatley, Spencer Warr, Eddie Morey, Rick Willett, Kay Willett, Sally Hunston, Lynne Smith, Tom Proctor-Legg, Yvette and Steve Eagle and Mark Pickett.
“As a team we have raised £8,000 so far with donations able to be made up to 22nd July which is the final collection. The ride overall has raised £500K towards Prostate Cancer which is brilliant. Any donations people may want to make can be made via just giving and searching our names, we would be very grateful if any fellow OUFC fans would help us raise even more, and help the overall target of £600K to be reached.
“The main reason for doing the ride was Rick. He was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer, his PSA level was 64.8 and after a radical prostatectomy and seven weeks of radio therapy five days a week he fortunately came through the treatment. He now wants to raise money and awareness for a charity which does great work in helping those and their families who are effected by Prostate Cancer.
“We are already planning to do the ride next year and trying to think of fundraising activities.”
Prostate Cancer UK has a simple ambition - to stop men dying from prostate cancer. Through shifting the science over the next 10 years to focus on radical improvements in diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and support, we will stop prostate cancer being a killer.