Transfer Deadline Day is one of the most anticipated days of the year for football fans and the British media.
It is a day like no other as clubs throughout the country spend millions of pounds on signing new players before the transfer window closes for several months.
New research by Macmillan Cancer Support estimates there are 50,000 ‘missing diagnoses’ for cancer across the UK, because of the disruption caused by COVID-19, while at least 33,000 fewer people across the UK started treatment in 2020, compared to 2019. This backlog of undiagnosed cancer could take 18 months to tackle in England alone.
Cancer Charities have been hit hard by the pandemic. Coronavirus has had a severe impact on Teenage Cancer Trust’s income, slashing it by a third; a shortfall of around £6m a year.
This transfer window, we’re calling on you to help raise funds and raise awareness. Make a donation before 11pm on Monday 1 February and get The Bees to the top of the fundraising table!
Eight cancer charities will directly benefit from Cancer Deadline Day and will all receive a split of the money raised: Breast Cancer Now, CLIC Sargent, Macmillan Cancer Support, Pancreatic Cancer UK, Prostate Cancer UK, The Ruth Strauss Foundation, Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and Teenage Cancer Trust. To make a donation, please visit cancerdeadlineday.org.
Paul Brown, Director of Teenage Cancer Trust, said: “Teenagers and young people with cancer have been hit really hard by the pandemic. Many have been shielding and unable to see their friends and are concerned that their treatment could be disrupted. Others fear catching the virus while their immune system is lowered, and some have had to face hospital visits and stays without loved ones due to infection control measures. They need help from our specialist nurses and support teams more than ever. At this difficult time every penny really does count, so please get involved and make a transfer for cancer!”
Look out for #CancerDeadlineDay on our LED boards while watching the Wycombe Wanderers game on iFollow this Saturday!
Donate now at cancerdeadlineday.org