THE Tangerines, Conwy Borough football club, will don a blue strip for a special prostate cancer awareness evening when it takes on Rhyl in a home derby match.

The kick for the match on Friday September 21 will be at 7.30pm.

As members of the club have been affected by prostate cancer recently, the most common cancer diagnosed in Welsh men, the club Borough FC decided to team up with Prostate Cymru to raise awareness and funds.

The club known is known as the Tangerines is encouraging fans to join in by also wearing blue to the match against Rhyl. Some charity t-shirts will also be available to purchase on the day of the event to help fans show their support.

In addition to raising crucial awareness of prostate cancer, which affects one in eight Welsh men, a raffle and collection will take place and a percentage of the match ticket sales will be donated to Prostate Cymru.

Chris Whilton, chairman of the Tangerines said; “Everyone at Conwy Borough FC is delighted to host Prostate Cymru and to help them in raising awareness about prostate cancer. We regard ourselves as more than a football club and it is important that we lend support to such fantastic organisations that work hard to benefit the wider community.”

The day is part of the More Than A Club initiative, a programme dedicated to helping clubs use the power of football to develop links within their local communities. Conwy Borough FC is one of four clubs from Wales and Ireland taking part in the More Than A Club project, led by the Football Association of Ireland and a social enterprise called Vi-Ability, to develop and deliver innovative social programmes centred around health, education and social inclusion. Vi-Ability uses sports business to engage, educate and inspire young people struggling to find employment.

Prostate Cymru is the leading prostate health charity in Wales, supporting men with prostate issues such as benign prostate disease and prostate cancer. It does not receive any national or government funding and relies on the generosity of its fundraisers and volunteers for funding. Its key objectives include raising awareness across Wales, supporting treatments and improving equipment, funding research and innovation and supporting the education of medical professionals.