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Toby keeps goal in annual charity match to support Breast Cancer Care

On Sunday 21st September, Chesterfield’s MP, Toby Perkins, played in The Football Association’s annual Labour vs Press Lobby football match at the Labour Party Conference in Manchester.

Etihad Game vs PressThe match was also an opportunity for Toby to show his support for Breast Cancer Care – the only UK-wide specialist support charity and The FA’s official charity partner for 2014-16.

Despite Toby’s goalkeeping skills, the Labour MPs lost on this occasion with the Lobby team scoring right at the end to make it 3-1 as the MPs pushed forward looking for an equaliser.

Perkins then had the opportunity to find out more about The FA and Breast Cancer Care’s new campaign ‘Pass it on’, which aims to reach thousands more people across the country with the charity’s vital breast awareness message, while raising £500,000 to support women facing breast cancer.

Toby said: “Through their new partnership, The FA and Breast Cancer Care will be working together to ensure everyone across the nation knows the signs and symptoms of breast cancer. Friends, family members and partners can play a crucial role in passing on the breast awareness message to their loved one. We all have friends, sisters, mums and dads (men can get breast cancer too) who we need to reach with this life-saving information.”

Brest cancer and FASamia al Qadhi, Chief Executive at Breast Cancer Care says:  “We are absolutely thrilled to have support for our new partnership with The Football Association. Over the next two years the ‘Pass it on’ campaign will help us to reach thousands more women and men across the country with our vital breast awareness message. The funds raised will also help us provide crucial information and support to anyone facing this brutal disease.”

The ‘Pass it on’ campaign will urge people across the country to pass on life-saving breast awareness messages to the women in their lives. The partnership will also fund a brand new Breast Awareness Roadshow in 2015 which will see vital breast health information and support services reaching out to communities with especially low awareness levels of breast health.

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