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The FMPA would like to congratulate the staff at Sheffield United FC, alongside Derby County FC and other supporting clubs for their fantastic efforts in taking on this challenge for Prostate Cancer UK.

Paul Heckingbottom and his United backroom team are currently following up their fundraising efforts from previous years by once again undergoing the 30-day challenge as part of the Prostate United team. 

The Prostate United challenge, which has been running throughout the month of October, has seen the Blades boss and his staff put themselves through a number of physical challenges to raise money for a very worthy cause.

The team are now on the final stretch as they look set to complete the challenge for the fourth year in a row.

By completing a 5k run or 15k bike, or a 10k run or 25k bike every day through October, United’s backroom staff have again pushed themselves to finish the impressive challenge.

“We’re four years in now and the commitment to complete the challenge has never wavered from the team,” Nathan Winder, United’s lead strength and conditioning coach, explained.

“It has been another great effort from everyone behind the scenes”.

“Thanks to all who have donated, it is greatly appreciated. Our aim is to raise awareness and funds to enable Prostate Cancer UK to continue to develop the wonderful work they do”.

“There’s still time to donate and we welcome any contribution no matter the amount.”

The annual event, which started in 2018 by the then members of Rotherham United’s backroom team, now sees several professional clubs involved, including the Blades, as fundraising events go from strength-to-strength.

The aim is to raise the awareness of prostate cancer which takes the life of a man every 45 minutes. 1 in 8 men and 1 in 4 black men, will get prostate cancer. You can check your risk through the risk checker

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United’s staff taking part in the challenge are as follows:

Paul Heckingbottom, Jack Lester, Mark Hudson, Matt Duke, Tom Little, Lee McMahon, Nathan Winder, Olly Cree, Rob Rayner, Joe Snowden, Chris Senior, Paul Evans, Adam Geelan and Jon Gleed.

Stuart McCall, who has recently had a knee operation, has also lent his vocal encouragement to the cause.