Former Rovers captain Rob Jones is set to run the Great North Run to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.
This will be the 40th Great North Run. It first took place in 1981 and has since had over a million people take part. The run is a half-marathon which starts in Newcastle and finishes in South Shields.
Prostate Cancer UK was the EFL’s partner charity for many years and Jones is hoping to raise money and awareness about both the disease and charity.
In the UK, about 1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer making it the most common cancer in men and 129 men are diagnosed with the disease every day.
Prostate Cancer UK’s are committed to funding research to stop prostate cancer killing men. Money raised for the charity is used to find better treatments and better tests that can spot fast-growing cancers early, and put towards a screening programme to save thousands of lives.
You can support both Prostate Cancer UK and Rob Jones by donating to Jones’ Just Giving Page: https://justgiving.com/fundraising/rob-jones1305