Arlesey team up with Cancer Research UK

Arlesey Town FC have announced Cancer Research UK as their sole charity for the foreseeable future.

The Blues, like one in three people, has seen many supporters, volunteers, stalwarts and friends lose their fight to cancer over the last couple of years and have decided that they want to be able to help in the battle against a disease that affects so many people’s lives.

A spokesperson from the club said; “Cancer has had a devastating effect on the club recently and the decision to make Cancer Research UK the clubs sole charity was an easy one.

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“The hard work the people of this charity put in to fighting cancer is unbelievable and they need all the help they can get and we will do all we can to aid this.”

This is the first time that Arlesey has ever dedicated itself officially to a charity and they hope that they can raise as much funding as possible in the on-going fight against cancer.

In May last year a charity football match in memory of former club physio Eric Turner was held in aid of cancer research raising nearly £1,000.

The club has set this as a bench mark to break for any events being held in future, with the first event pencilled in, the club’s official annual charity match to be held on Saturday, May 11.

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Victoria Goldsmith, Cancer Research UK’s area volunteer manager for Bedfordshire, said: “We are absolutely delighted that Arlesey Town FC have decided to support us and raise money for Cancer Research UK.

“Cancer Research UK has made enormous progress in the fight against cancer and continues to do so. However, we have only been able to do this thanks to the dedication and commitment of our volunteers and supporters without whom we would not be able to fund our vital research.”

For further information about Cancer Research UK’s work to find out how to support the charity, call 08701 60 20 40 or visit