Brentford fans raised more than £1,500 for Prostate Cancer UK after donating to a flag supporting matchday announcer Peter Gilham. Peter, who has been the voice of Griffin Park for nearly half a century, revealed in the summer that he had been diagnosed with the most common cancer in males in the UK and was to undergo treatment. He has had the all-clear but is currently out-of-action after having a hip replaced, although he is expected to be match fit for the game against Barnsley this Saturday.
As well as the hundreds of well-wishes that poured in, one group of Brentford fans commissioned a flag to support Peter in his battle. Supporters donated to the project in their numbers, raising the £275 for the flag in hours. In total £1,570 was donated to the EFL’s Official Charity Partner and the work they do fighting cancer in men. The charity sent the Club, and Bees fans, an official thank you last week.
The flag itself was unveiled in August and now has pride of place in the New Road Stand. A video of the unveiling can be seen below.