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Clive plays in annual Labour vs Lobby football match to support Breast Cancer Care

parliamentary_football_team_Sept_2014.JPGClive helped raise money for the Breast Cancer Care charity on Sunday when he played in the annual Labour vs Lobby Journalists football match at the Labour Party Conference in Manchester.

Breast Cancer Care is the only UK-wide specialist support charity for breast cancer and the FA’s official charity partner for 2014-16.

Despite Clive’s footballing skills, it was Labour MPs on this occasion who were sick as parrots as the over-the-moon Lobby team scored right at the end to make it 3-1 as the MPs pushed forward looking for an equaliser.

Clive explained why the match was so important to him: “I am delighted to have this opportunity to make people more aware of this disease and the excellent work that Breast Cancer Care is already doing. Every year 55,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer, including 350 men. As part of their new ‘Pass it on’ campaign, The FA and Breast Cancer Care will work together to ensure that everyone in the UK knows how to spot the signs and symptoms of breast cancer, and has the confidence to go to their GP if they notice anything unusual. Early detection can save lives.”

Samia al Qadhi, Chief Executive at Breast Cancer Care added: “We are absolutely thrilled to have support for our new partnership with The Football Association. Over the next two years the ‘Pass it on’ campaign will help us to reach thousands more women and men across the country with our vital breast awareness message. The funds raised will also help us provide crucial information and support to anyone facing this brutal disease.”

The ‘Pass it on’ campaign will urge people across the country to pass on life-saving breast awareness messages to the women in their lives. The partnership will also fund a brand new Breast Awareness Roadshow in 2015 which will see vital breast health information and support services reaching out to communities with especially low awareness levels of breast health.

To support the partnership go to http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/passiton

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