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Rovers staff join Prostate United challenge - and you can too

28 September 2023

Club News

Rovers staff join Prostate United challenge - and you can too

28 September 2023

The Rovers coaching staff and employees from across Club Doncaster are set to embark on the Prostate United challenge for 2023.

Aiming to raise much-needed funds for Prostate Cancer UK and spread awareness, the challenge involves running a minimum of 5km each day in October. Alternatively, participants can walk at least 3km or cycle 15km.

Manager Grant McCann has taken on the task for the last few years and made it his mission to get as many colleagues at his clubs involved.

“Over the last couple of years at both Hull and Peterborough I think we’ve been the club that’s raised the most amount of money and we want to do the same here at Doncaster,” McCann said.

“We just want to raise as much awareness and much-needed funds as we can to help find a solution for this.

“It’s a tough challenge - doing it every single day - but it’s great and brings a lot of togetherness to the football club. We’ve got Gavin Baldwin [chief executive] involved, which is great. It’s great to have our whole club coming together as one.

“It looks like we’re going to have well over 20 staff involved, doing some form of exercise every day to try to raise as much money as we can.”

McCann is also keen for supporters to get involved and wants to arrange occasions when they can join staff on their daily run.

“We want to encourage fans to be a part of our team,” he said. “They’re more than welcome.

“During the month we’ll invite fans to come and run with us and join us. It’s important to make it inclusive to Club Doncaster. As many people involved supporting it, getting behind us, it’ll help us get it done.”

Prostate United was started in 2018 by Stephen Gilpion and former Rovers head of sports science Ross Burbeary. The duo embarked on the challenge themselves following the death of Gilpin’s grandfather from prostate cancer with football staff from across the country getting involved over the last five years. More than £340,000 has been raised so far.

To join the Rovers team for Prostate United, click HERE.

To make a donation to the team, click HERE.

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