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Preston lads clad in just their boxers walk 44km for testicular cancer charity

Posted on - 12th April, 2024 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Leyland, Preston News, Proud Preston, University campus
The team in their boxers stopping off in Leyland

A group of men from UCLan have walked 44km wearing just their boxers to raise money for a testicular cancer charity.

The group braved Storm Kathleen on Sunday to raise awareness and money for Oddballs.

They wanted to take on the challenge due to so many people being affected by the disease.

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They chose 44km, from Preston to Southport, due to 44 men being diagnosed with testicular cancer each week.

Charlie Collings, who was part of the walk, said: “We did the walk in support of the OddBalls Foundation. Testicular cancer will affect so many people in their lifetime whether it’s first hand or friends and family and we just wanted to help be a part of raising awareness and money to help them.

“We decided to walk a kilometre for every man who gets diagnosed with testicular cancer a week.

“Overall the walk went well, Storm Kathleen tried to rain on us and blow us away but we just kept going, the last 10km was where we began to struggle because our legs started seizing up and our feet were sore with blisters etc.

“We ended the 44km at the Adelphi pub where they gave us all a free pint for our efforts.”

Reaching the finish line at The Adelphi

As of Tuesday 9 April, the group have managed to raise £1,265 after first having a £1000 target.

You can still donate to the cause here.

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