Football League Cup sponsor, Capital One, has made a £50,000 donation to Prostate Cancer UK - The Football League's Official Charity Partner for the 2012/13 season.
A Leeds United fan from Goole witnessed the win for prostate cancer when he received the cheque on behalf of the charity. Kevin Megson, Ambassador for Prostate Cancer UK, received the cheque at Leeds United on Wednesday December 19th just ahead of kick-off at the Capital One Cup Round 5 match against Chelsea.
Every penny of the donation will be used by Prostate Cancer UK to support men, fund research and lead change to help tackle a disease that affects one in nine men in the UK.
Prostate Cancer UK's year-long partnership with The Football League is helping to raise awareness and funds, so that more men survive prostate cancer and enjoy a better quality of life.
Goole-based Leeds fan, Kevin Megson, said: "I have been living with prostate cancer for the last six years, and have been greatly helped and supported by Prostate Cancer UK.
"Prostate Cancer UK and The Football League make a great team, with the common goal of raising awareness of this disease.
"The extremely generous donation of £50,000 by Capital One will help to ensure that the search for a cure for this disease will continue.
"And where better than my beloved Elland Road to receive such a fantastic sum? Sadly one in nine men in attendance that night will develop prostate cancer, but thanks to Prostate Cancer UK, Capital One and The Football League steps are being taken to reduce these odds."
Richard Rolls, Head of Service Operations for Capital One, said: "We are delighted to be able to donate £50,000 to Prostate Cancer UK. We feel it is such a worthwhile cause and we are proud to be able to help make a difference in the fight against prostate cancer."
Mark Bishop, Director of Fundraising at Prostate Cancer UK, added: "Prostate cancer is the most common cancer affecting men and is predicted to be the most common cancer overall by 2030. Despite these facts it continues to be neglected and we are decades behind where we need to be. Years of underinvestment in research into the disease means there's still so much we don't understand about it.
"Capital One's generous donation, and our ongoing partnership with The Football League, are playing a significant role in our renewed effort to crack prostate cancer and we are extremely grateful to both organisations for their fantastic support for this most important cause."
For more information about Prostate Cancer UK's partnership with The Football League, please click here.