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Local football club Welling United plans Ladies’ Day in support of Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust

Mon, 09/03/2015 - 15:39

Local football club Welling United FC is holding a Ladies' Day on Saturday 11th April for their home fixture against Kidderminster Harriers raising funds and awareness for Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust. The Ladies' Day will give all women and girls free entry to the football match on the day and a chance to find out more about Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust and its vital work. 

Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to women affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities. With 300,000 UK women a year receiving an abnormal cervical screening result and one woman every three hours being diagnosed with cervical cancer in the UK the charity provides much needed information and support for those who might face an uncertain future.

The Welling United Ladies' Day will include an information stand with materials provided by the charity ranging from information on HPV to cervical screening or being diagnosed with cervical cancer. Welling United will also be selling a special edition of their football shirt with the proceeds going to Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust. The Wings have been given dispensation by the league to wear a special one off Pink kit adorning not only the clubs main sponsor Anthony Martin's Logo but also the charity's logo. Players' shirts are available to sponsor prior to the match and a limited number of the shirts will be available for sale to supporters on pre-order. 

Eric Brackstone, President of Welling United FC, said: "We're delighted to be supporting and highlighting such an important cause  and make people aware of a charity that does such great work. Hopefully this will be the first of many years work with Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust."

Robert Music, Chief Executive of Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust, said: "We are delighted that Welling United is organising this event, the idea to hold a Ladies' Day is a fantastic way to raise awareness of this devastating disease. Every contribution makes a difference and funds raised will go towards ensuring the Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust can continue to offer vital support to women with cervical cancer, their families and friends."

For more information on the event visit wellingunited.com

For more information on the charity visit jostrust.org.uk

Notes to editors

About Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust

Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust is the UK's only charity dedicated to supporting women and their families affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities. The charity also campaigns to increase awareness of the disease and bring down numbers diagnosed through promoting the cervical screening and HPV vaccination programmes.

Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust's services include:


About cervical cancer and abnormalities

  • Around 3 women in the UK die each day from cervical cancer, with someone diagnosed every 3 hours
  • Over 300,000 women a year are told they may have a cervical abnormality that could require treatment
  • The majority (99.7%) of cervical cancers are caused by persistent human papillomavirus (HPV) infection which causes changes to the cervical cells. Anyone who is sexually active can be infected with HPV at some time