Oxford United are supporting Breast Cancer Awareness throughout October, with a collection when they take on Norwich at home later this month.
Defender Georgia Clifford told us
“On Sunday 27th October, our game at home against Norwich City, we are fundraising for breast cancer awareness. We are doing bucket collections and putting on some fun events just to raise some awareness about Breast Cancer,” she told us. “I think it’s a massive thing that people look over, especially at a young age.
“I am only 20-years old and I’d never think to think about it but it’s something as a girl and as a woman that we need to be thinking about throughout the whole of our lives because it can hit any one of us.”
Georgia had her own scare with Breast Cancer as a teenager and feels more can be done to help spread awareness about the disease, particularly to the younger generations.
“When I had a scare with it, I was completely overwhelmed,” she continued. “I was asking ‘is this really a thing? Am I too young for it?’ because I think younger people think you can only get cancer if you are older but that’s not true, that is completely incorrect.”
“When I found out we were supporting it I wanted to do everything I possibly could to get involved, to raise awareness, to raise money and that’s not just for Breast Cancer Awareness, it’s for all the different cancers. It’s so important that everyone sees that it can happen to you at any stage in your life and even if it doesn’t happen to you, how you can help others that it affects. I think that is a very important message to get out to everyone.”
You can see the full Freeview interview with Georgia above.
United Women face the Canaries on Sunday 27th October (2pm KO) with the match being dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness. There will be bucket collections on the day and a special edition pink programme to help raise money and awareness towards Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Tickets are just £5 for adults – or £2 if you are an OUFC Season Ticket Holder – £2 for concessions and FREE entry for U16s. It’s set to be a fantastic occasion and will be great seeing as many of you as possible to support the girls whilst also helping raise awareness for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.