A team outing for MCFT to support another local team, Maidenhead United FC
MCFT, a long-time supporter and sponsor of MUFC supported Tuesday's match against Havant and Waterlooville which included a charity collection for Prostate Cancer. The MCFT team helped with the collection of donations from the crowd.
Following the unfortunate diagnosis of one of its team back in 2014 when it was deemed too late to eradicate the illness or effect a cure the company decided to back an initiative to get all men once they turned 50 to get a PSA test. MCFT has a number of personnel who fit within this category and were therefore extremely keen to do whatever it could to help raise awareness and work towards early diagnosis, such that others could avoid a similar fate.
• Prostate cancer has become the biggest cancer killer of men. It kills one man every hour
• Men are twice as likely to get prostate cancer with a family history of the disease
• Black men are a higher risk
• Each year nearly 47,000 men in the UK are told they have prostate cancer and more than 11,000 die of the disease
• Cancer of the prostate can be treated effectively even if it has spread beyond the gland but the disease must be caught early to achieve excellent cure rates
• It is vital that men over 50 are aware of the potential problem and consult their GP routinely
• Every man over 50 has the legal right, by Act of Parliament, to a PSA test
MOT@50 was designed to highlight the need for a simple blood test.
Managing Director, Mark Brooker thanked the MCFT team for taking part in the charity collection:
A win for the Magpies
The match resulted in a win for the Magpies, which means they are nine points clear with six games left of the season.