BURTON Albion Community Trust this week featured on the BBC One series ‘The One Show’.
The feature helped to cover an innovative project that BACT and BAFC have been helping to raise the awareness of, prostate cancer.
BACT’s campaign was organised with Burton’s Queen’s Hospital and has not only helped raise awareness of the dangers of the disease but also resulted in a series of screenings at the Pirelli Stadium.
The innovative project aimed to take away the ‘fear factor’ and enabled men to seek advice at the familiar surroundings of the football club. These were fully-booked and resulted in 113 men being tested, with eight going on to be diagnosed with cancer.
Among those diagnosed with prostate cancer was Rod Gent, who was a volunteer helper at the screenings. Rod has since received hospital treatment and led the teams out carrying the matchball at the Barnsley home game.
Before the Barnsley game, Queen’s Hospital staff conducted more screenings and a TV crew came from the One Show to report on the initiative.
If you missed the feature, you can still watch it. Visit https://t.co/9qEQ5u48Ui and watch it from the 3rd minute on BBC iPlayer.