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Vinnie Jones Launches Manarama Campaign

25 September 2019

For a second successive

season, The National League has once again changed its competition name on a

temporary basis in support of official charity partners Prostate Cancer UK.

The League's sponsors

and long-time supporters of Prostate Cancer UK, Vanarama, have again agreed to

use their sponsorship in support of the leading men's health charity until

November 9th. 

Last year, the MANarama campaign raised over £150,000 to help stop prostate cancer being a killer and earned a host of industry awards.

Click here now to find out how you can help with our fundraising for Prostate Cancer UK and boost our chances of winning a new minibus for the Club.

The rebranding to

MANarama features a change of competition logo for each division and will help

draw attention to the fact that every forty-five minutes a man dies from

prostate cancer.

Vinnie Jones, renowned

football hardman and former Wealdstone midfielder, has also been signed up by

Vanarama to support the campaign as an ambassador this year.

Jones met Prostate

Cancer UK ambassadors Kevin Webber and Errol McKellar on Tuesday afternoon, two

men affected by the disease, who will play a key role in the campaign.

Saturday's clash between

Dover Athletic and FC Halifax Town on BT Sport will be the featured match of

the MANarama opening weekend. 

Starting today, Webber

will be walking from Bromley FC to Saturday's match at Crabble. Webber will be

a familiar face to BT Sport viewers after delivering the match ball on the

final day of the MANarama campaign in October 2018, at Halifax.

Commenting on the

rebrand, The National League's Chief Executive Officer, Michael Tattersall,

said: “We were extremely pleased with the reaction to our temporary – and

historic - rebranding to the MANarama National League during the 2018/19

campaign. It was fantastic to see so much money and awareness raised to aid the

fight against prostate cancer.

“We are proud this willbe taking place over a 45-day period for a second season.

“Prostate Cancer UK are

our official charity partners and we couldn't think of a charity that better

reflects our football values.

“This deadly disease has

no boundaries, so it's been incredibly inspiring to see Kevin Webber raise so

much awareness. He's a remarkable man doing remarkable things and we will

continue to stand alongside him, and everyone affected by prostate cancer.”

MANarama ambassador

Vinnie Jones said: “I am beyond proud to back this MANarama campaign. It

combines two things which are so important to me; grassroots football and

fighting cancer. 

“I started playing

football in Non-League so I know that these clubs are at the heart of local

communities. I don't need to explain why the fight against cancer is so

important for me.

“Non-League football is

proper football and I'd urge all Non-League clubs and all the proper supporters

out there to raise some proper money for this brilliant cause.”

Prostate Cancer UK Chief

Executive, Angela Culhane, added: “Last year's brilliant MANarama campaign

really caught the imagination and we're delighted to strengthen our

long-standing relationship with Vanarama ahead of another exciting few months.

“Money raised will help us fund more ground-breaking research and find the tools needed for a screening programme, in order to catch more prostate cancers early and save more lives.”

Click here now to find out how you can help with our fundraising for Prostate Cancer UK and boost our chances of winning a new minibus for the Club.

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