The Professional Footballers Association (PFA) has announced their latest partnership with Manchester based skin cancer charity, Melanoma UK.
Following the death of Chester footballer Paul Futcher, in November 2016, the PFA announced its partnership with the charity.
The ‘Paul Futcher Fund’ will help to raise awareness of skin cancer to football players and fans across the country.
Melanoma UK will visit Bolton, Huddersfield Town, Preston North End, Bury, Oldham Athletic and Rochdale Town between January and February to teach players about the dangers of skin cancer and how to check for irregularities.
Gillian Nuttall, CEO of Melanoma UK added:
Paul Futcher, who made 763 senior career appearances battled cancer after innovative treatments in melanoma failed to combat the disease.
Former club Grimsby Town said:
- Melanoma, the most aggressive form of skin cancer, is on the increase in the UK with over 14,000 cases diagnosed in 2015, leading to 2,200 deaths.
- Clubs can get involved by contacting the PFA or by contacting Melanoma UK on 0808 171 2455 or firstname.lastname@example.org