Generous fans helped to raise a whopping £4,341 towards the Prostate Cancer Scanner Appeal for Burnley General Hospital at Turf Moor last weekend.
The huge contribution to the Scanner appeal came from a bumper reaction to the half time Lottery draw, which saw sales double following the introduction of a new App to purchase tickets.
All proceeds from the draw, after prize money, were donated to the appeal in an in initiative by former Clarets Chairman Barry Kilby, who suffers from Prostate Cancer.
A bucket collection also helped swell the total for the machine, which will replace the existing machine at Burnley General and help to save local men’s lives.
Mr Kilby made the draw along with Burnley MP Gordon Birtwistle, whose father died of the disease. And the duo were joined by Clarets fan Alastair Campbell and fellow Political big-hitters Lord Hattersley and David Blunkett MP.
Mr Kilby said: “We were absolutely delighted with the public response and behalf of all the campaigners I would like to thank everyone for their generosity.
“Every penny raised will to towards the Scanner Appeal and the sooner we can reach the total, the more lives we can save, so it remains vitally important that the people of Burnley continue to back this appeal.”
Burnley MP Gordon Birtwistle is leading the appeal to fund a Prostate Scanner, which will cost £75,000 to replace the current machine that is nearing the end of its life. The amount also includes a second, satellite scanner for use in surgeries throughout the region.
Prostate Cancer Support
Anyone in the local area with concerns about Prostate Cancer can obtain confidential information and support through the East Lancs Prostate Cancer Support Group.
They can be contacted on 07548 033 930 or visit www.elpcsg.com for meeting dates.
The Prostate Cancer UK's confidential Helpline is also available on 0800 074 8383, or visit www.prostatecanceruk.org.
The helpline is free to landlines, staffed by specialist nurses, and open from 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday with late opening until 8pm on Wednesdays.
My Club Lottery App and Website
Smartphone and tablet users should search for ‘MY CLUB LOTTERY’ in the Apple Store or Google Play (Android), register and follow the instructions.
A help guide can be found HERE.
Lottery tickets can also be purchased through the dedicated website at www.myclublottery.co.uk.