The charity that Morecambe FC chose to support on Sunday was particularly important to Lee Sharpe.
Both the former Manchester United and Leeds United winger’s father and uncle have recently been given the all clear from prostate cancer meaning Sharpe, now 43, will need to undergo tests himself.
Sharpe, who played for the Celebrity XI in the Men United v Prostate Cancer tournament, said: “I actually got the call about the game before my dad got the all clear.
“He got it during the week and I’d already promised to play in the game. “He’s just got the all clear and his brother, my uncle, has just had the all clear too.
“I’ve got to have the gene test because it’s running in my family so it’s something that I was glad to get involved in.”
Sharpe hopes days like the one in Morecambe will raise much-needed awareness for a disease that affects the lives of so many men and their families.
He said: “It’s a great charity.
“If you don’t know somebody who has been touched by it then you know somebody who knows somebody who’s been touched by it.
“It’s important to raise awareness and raise some funds for the research.”
Click above to watch Sharpe’s video interview with reporter Adam Lord on supporting the prostate cancer charity and the current plights of Manchester United and Leeds United.