Interactive/btn_arrow-green_report_exsmallInteractive/btn_arrow-green_reportButton/btn_arrow_lgInteractive/btn_arrow-red_report_exsmallInteractive/btn_arrow-red_smdesktop-icon-small-arrowicon-small-arrowicon-arrow 4Interactive/close-red_dCombined ShapeCombined ShapefacebookIcon/goalIcon: Informationicon: instagram video largeIcon/instagram_dIcon/listen-live_smicon-mobile-listen-livewatford-fcIcon/own_goalIcon/pdfplayLogo/premier-league_dIcon/red-card-smallIcon/red-cardPage 1snapchatIcon/spotify_dicon: substituteIcon/substitution_smIcon/twitter_dverified-accountIcon/yellow-card
hero
Fellow Hornets supporters help Kevin Dealey by donating at Swansea game

Watford Fan Smashes Marathon Target

Lifelong Watford fan and London Marathon runner Kevin Dealey raised a whopping £1,270 at the Hornets' home match against Swansea City last month.

Fans who generously donated at the collection outside Vicarage Road helped Kevin smash his fundraising target, which has now hit the £4,000 mark.

Kevin, who finished the marathon in 4 hours 58 minutes, said: “I’ve been blown away by the support from friends, family and my fellow Watford fans – I couldn’t have done this without them! 

“Prostate Cancer UK are an important charity to me so I was proud to be wearing their blue and black running top. I was diagnosed three years ago at the age of 54, which was a massive shock to me and my family but I’m one of the lucky ones who got it caught early.

“I look at life differently now, so to take on the London Marathon alongside thousands of other people was an incredible feeling. It’s definitely time for a period of relaxation now, but I’m so glad I took part and was able to turn my experience with prostate cancer into something positive.

“Now, all I want to say is thank you to everyone who gave money to me and the other volunteers at Vicarage Road on April 15. Your support means so much and the money raised will go towards a really important cause.”

Many people are unaware that prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. It’s a huge issue that cannot be ignored. 

In 2017, one man an hour will die from prostate cancer in the UK. That’s more than 11,000 men this year. Based on current trends, if we ignore prostate cancer and do nothing, this number will rise to over 14,500 men a year by 2026.

To find out about Prostate Cancer UK’s work in football and how they are fighting a disease killing one man every hour, visit prostatecanceruk.org/football

And it’s not too late to sponsor Kevin at justgiving.com/fundraising/Kevin-Dealey

Article - Native Ad 1

Article - HPU