Millwall fan saving lives through cancer fundraising

By Rob Virtue on July 4, 2014 8:07 AM |

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A young Millwall fan has urged others to join a campaign to help fight prostate cancer after his dad was diagnosed with the disease.

William Kilgannon, who has undertaken a number of fundraising activities to help tackle the illness, appeared on BBC's Lifeline programme to talk about how his father Brian, a fellow Lions fan, has been affected by a terminal prognosis.

The 11-year-old said: "I've helped by fundraising all I can and I hope they will find a cure so other families don't have to go through what me and my family have gone through.

"I take it in my stride because Millwall fans are made to be tough."

Around 10,000 men die of prostate cancer each year and the BBC appeal is aimed at encouraging more to get their prostates checked.

Millwall FC are long term supporters of the Prostate Cancer UK charity.

To donate go to bbc.co.uk/appeal/forms/lifeline.