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February 29, 2024

Cancer advice for Wanderers fans at Cambridge United match

Bolton Wanderers fans will benefit from a host of cancer advice and information at the Bolton Wanderers vs Cambridge United match at the Toughsheet Stadium on Saturday, 2 March, thanks to a Bolton-wide collaboration of organisations who want to ‘tackle cancer together’.

Tackling Cancer Together, an event hosted at the ground before and during the match brings together a range of services and professionals for anyone worried about or wanting to find out more about signs, symptoms and support.

The organisations involved include Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, Bolton GP Federation, Bolton Wanderers in the Community, Bolton Macmillan Cancer and Support Services, Bolton Hospice, Healthwatch Bolton, Answer Cancer and Bolton Wanderers Supporters’ Trust.

The event, which runs from 12pm, aims to build awareness of cancer screening programmes, provide opportunities for fans to access information and support, and get a free basic health check. Cambridge United fans and people not attending the match are also welcome to attend.

On entry into the ground, pocket-sized cards will be handed to fans with a QR code that takes them to a webpage full of information and links to support all in one place.

Bolton GP Federation’s Head of People and Quality and cancer survivor, Sue Higson, said:

Statistically, one in two of us will get cancer at some point in our lives, equating to approximately 10,000 people attending the match potentially being affected by cancer in some way.

“We want anyone who has concerns, symptoms, needs support for themselves or others to know that they have somewhere to go, and have confidence in taking that first step. Based on personal experience, it literally can be lifesaving.

If you would like more information about the event, please email

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