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4th February 2018

Cherries players back DCCF on World Cancer Day

AFC Bournemouth are marking World Cancer Day (Feb 4, 2018) by highlighting the work of Dorset Cancer Care Foundation (DCCF).

Cherries, who take on Stoke City at home today, have invited local families affected by cancer to watch the game.

Bournemouth Chairman Jeff Mostyn, who is a Patron of Dorset Cancer Care Foundation (DCCF), will also meet charity volunteers on the pitch at half time.

DCCF was founded in 2012 and gives financial assistance to Dorset families coping with cancer, funding everything from transport costs to and from hospital to household bills and respite breaks.

The charity is being supported by AFC Bournemouth’s throughout 2017/2018.

AFC Bournemouth captain, Simon Francis, said: “As a club, we are proud to support World Cancer Day and Dorset Cancer Care Foundation”

“Cancer is an illness that affects too many lives but there are charities out there, like Dorset Cancer Care Foundation, who work tirelessly to help those affected and their families.

“Helping raise awareness of their good work in the region is the least we can do and it is great that their efforts are being recognised at this weekend’s game.”

DCCF Trustee Andrea Campbell said: “AFC Bournemouth’s support is invaluable to us as a small, local charity in raising awareness of the struggles people can face while undergoing cancer treatment.

“All our grants are made possible by local people fundraising on our behalf.

“We hope that after learning more about our vital work at the match, Cherries fans might also support DCCF in some way in 2018.”

AFC Bournemouth play Stoke City on World Cancer Day (Feb 4) and are using the match to raise awareness of the work of Dorset Cancer Care Foundation (DCCF). Players are seen here with young DCCF charity fundraiser Josh Chown, from Bournemouth and DCCF Trustee Andrea Campbell