A group of charitable cyclists has raised enough funds to provide over 750 potentially life-saving prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests for men in East Lancashire and beyond.
Earlier this year, the 24-strong team of Clarets fans saddled up for a charity bike ride to raise vital funds for the Barry Kilby Prostate Cancer Appeal (BKPCA).
The group set off from Turf Moor and cycled 300 grueling miles in just three days in time for the club’s final away game of the season at Dean Court, the home of AFC Bournemouth.
One of the riders, Ian Laycock, decided to take on the challenge after his father was diagnosed with prostate cancer following a PSA test provided by the appeal.
Ian was encouraged to get involved by Burnley Football Club’s catering manager, Chris Gibson, who led the project after seeing the positive impact of the Appeal first-hand.
He said: “Having seen the direct action taken by Barry Kilby, and the Appeal covering most of the costs of the testing days here at Turf Moor, I knew there was no more deserving cause.
“To know that the group of cyclists has raised enough money to test another 750 men is testament to the people who cycled over 90 miles a day for three days with me."
The funds raised by Ian, Chris, and the rest of the team will now be put towards providing prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests to even more football fans throughout the region.
The appeal’s next PSA testing event will take place at Turf Moor on 30th September, 2017 between 10am and 1pm, so keep your diary free!
Every penny helps, so if you’d like to help save the lives of men in Lancashire you can donate directly to the Appeal via PayPal HERE.
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To find out more about the Barry Kilby Prostate Cancer Appeal, you can check out their Facebook page or get in touch with Barry’s team by emailing email@example.com