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The Cornish Pirates have chosen us as their charity for the season 2017/18.

5th July 2017

The Cornish Pirates can confirm that their chosen charity for the forthcoming 2017-18 season will be ‘The Chestnut Appeal’. Speaking on behalf of the Cornish Pirates, CEO Peter Child said:

“It might surprise many to learn that prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, thus working with The Chestnut Appeal this is something that we can help highlight.

“A message is repeatedly stated that it is important to get more men talking about their health and to take action when they feel like something could be wrong, so we’ll be taking the opportunity to promote this through our players, our supporters, and the community in general, besides organising two match day collections during the season and incorporating The Chestnut Appeal logo on our shirts.”

More than 47,000 new cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed in the UK every year and yet less than 30% of men know where their prostate gland is or what it does, so a lot of work is clearly needed.

The charity has just started a large scale fundraising operation to bring MRi-Fusion to Cornwall so this partnership couldn't have been better timed. The purchase of the Ultrasound-MRi Fusion for Targeted Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer will mean a faster and more accurate diagnosis of this most common cancer in men. Lesley-Ann Simpson, Director of the Chestnut Appeal, commented: “What I think is great about The Chestnut Appeal is that our donors can see what their fundraising efforts can do and we are so very grateful for all the help we receive in the community, YOU really do make a difference." She went on to say:

“This fundraising campaign for Cornwall is a huge undertaking and we need as much help as possible to ensure this happens. We want as many men across the county of Cornwall to get access to this amazing technology. At a cost of £105,000 Ultrasound-MRi Fusion really is state of the art and with your help we can fusion the entire region."

In the meantime the Cornish Pirates will kick-off their 2017-18 fixtures on Saturday 12th August with a pre-season friendly against Welsh Premiership side Aberavon Wizards. The match at the Mennaye Field, Penzance, will kick-off at 4.30pm. For further information please visit www.cornish-pirates.com
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