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CFC Proud To Support
Marie Curie Cancer Care

Chesterfield  FC is supporting a major fund-raising initiative in support of  The Football League's official charity partner for the 2010/11 season as chosen in a recent supporters survey. 

The Marie Curie Cancer Care Charity cares for people with cancer and other life limiting illnesses, provides services which are always free of charge to patients and their families and is best known for its network of Marie Curie Nurses working in the community to provide end-of-life care for patients in their own homes.

Chesterfield FC Proud To Support Marie Curie Cancer Care Charity
(l to r) Tendayi Darwikwa, local Marie Curie Cancer Nurse Michelle King,
CFC Manager John Sheridan and Jack Lester

Their work is done across the UK and covers every one of the local communities covered by Football League clubs like Chesterfield. The charity also has nine hospices, conducts palliative care research to find better ways of caring for terminally ill people and funds scientific teams investigating the causes of and treatments for cancer.

Chesterfield FC is playing it’s part in the campaign by setting up a dedicated 'Just Giving' website to enable supporters to make a donation for this good cause if they wish to. Go to

Chesterfield Chairman Barrie Hubbard said: "There is no doubt this is an excellent cause that provides a service none of us wishes to use, but it is so crucial that it is there when it is needed that we want to give our supporters the chance to show their support."

Last season's support for Help for Heroes by Football League clubs was tremendously successful and helped raise awareness and more than £300,000 through bucket collections and initiatives. This year, it is hoped to do even more for Marie Curie Cancer Care. An overall fundraising target of £500,000 has been set for the season.

To raise it, fans up and down the country will be raising monies for the charity through a number of 'challenges', such as runs, bike rides and even a climb of Mount Kilimanjaro.  And, aiming to repeat the success of last year's 'Football for Heroes Week', the Football League is to stage a week of action from 7th to 13th March 2011, encouraging all clubs to hold a home game dedicated to raising the profile of, and funds for, the charity. For Chesterfield, that special game will be the home fixture against Northampton Town on Tuesday 8 March 2011.

Any Chesterfield supporters wishing to get involved by arranging a fund-raising initiative for Marie Curie Cancer Care should contact CFC community director John Croot at the club on 01246 209765.

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