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Kilby Backs Prostate Appeal

22 April 2015

Former Burnley FC chairman and current director Barry Kilby has written a short story, available exclusively in the Amazon Kindle store, to raise funds in support of Prostate Cancer initiatives and save local lives.  You can purchase his short story 'As Good As Some' HERE for just £1.99 and all proceeds go to this worthwhile LOCAL appeal.
 
Mr Kilby, who suffers from advanced prostate cancer, launched his own appeal, ‘The Barry Kilby Prostate Cancer Appeal’ earlier this month to support local initiatives and save local lives.  The disease will affect one in eight men in their lifetime, and is one of man’s greatest killers.

This Saturday’s Premier League game against Leicester City at Turf Moor, in addition to being the community-based ‘Best of Burnley’ Festival, will also be the club’s official day to support this appeal.

A bucket collection before the game - and all proceeds from the matchday draw - will go towards supporting the cause. Last year’s appeal helped to fund a new prostate cancer scanner for Burnley General Hospital. 
 
Donations will be accepted at a Just Giving site which can be found HERE.

Barry’s appeal will help East Lancashire Hospital Trust fund a ‘da Vinci robot’.  Robotic surgery is a new, less invasive surgical procedure known to improve outcomes for patients with Prostate Cancer and is currently not available within Lancashire and South Cumbria.  

Monies raised by the appeal will also be used to help fund a PSA blood testing event at Burnley Football Club, and although the men attending will pay towards covering the cost of having their blood taken and tested, this will be subsidised by a donation from the appeal.  
 
So, if you see one of our bucket collectors outside Turf Moor this Saturday, please give generously to this fantastic cause, buy your match day draw ticket and, of course, don’t forget to buy Barry’s Short Story – As Good As Some HERE.


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