September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month and to help raise awareness, Newport County AFC have decided to “Go Spotty” at Saturday’s match vs Grimsby Town with balloons, ribbons and banners around the stadium to help you learn about the symptoms of Leukaemia. There will also be a bucket collection and we would encourage Supporters to give generously to this fantastic cause.
We are working in association with Leukaemia Care this Blood Cancer Awareness Month to help fans spot the signs and symptoms of Leukaemia.
There are 26 cases of leukaemia diagnosed each day in the UK – the equivalent to the average first team squad. It is a blood cancer and the symptoms can be hard to spot – that’s why 38% of leukaemias are diagnosed in A&E.
Leukaemia is a cancer that affects people of all ages. In recent weeks, Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme was diagnosed with an acute leukaemia type, as well as Middlesborough youth player Anthony Renton. The footballing world has rallied around these players and we are now lending our support to a great campaign.
Leukaemia affects all ages, in fact, despite the common preconception, Leukaemia actually affects more adults than children.
We are calling on fans to be more aware of the common clusters of symptoms including: fatigue, shortness of breath, fever and night sweats, bruising or bleeding, joint or bone pain and sleeping problems.
Early diagnosis can save lives. Do your bit in raising awareness of Leukaemia by heading to the #SpotLeukaemia website, reading the symptoms cards and share on social media using the #SpotLeukaemia hashtag.
You can find out more about Spot Leukaemia and ways to get involved at: leukaemiacare.org.uk/spot-leukaemia.
There will be bucket collectors outside the Club Shop, at the entrance to the Bisley Stand, entrance to the Hazell Stand and in the away end.