Gloucester City AFC are proud to support It’s in the Bag, a local charity supporting men affected by testicular cancer.

Former City keeper Mike Green organised a bucket collection in aid of the charity in March 2012.

He said:  “A close friend was diagnosed with testicular cancer and I’ve seen what it can do to someone, but because it was diagnosed early enough he has made a tremendous recovery.

“That’s why its important that we spread the word to get everyone to check regularly because if detected early there is a 95% success rate.

“I know it’s not a topic that most blokes would want to talk about.”

Supporting It's in the Bag | Gloucester City AFC

City keeper Mike Green collecting for charity

Based at the Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre It’s in the Bag supports men from across the South West who are diagnosed with testicular cancer.

Since its formation It’s in the Bag has raised a staggering £133,518. The charity runs a testicular cancer awareness campaign KEEP CALM AND CHECK YOUR BALLS, designed by men for men, to ensure all young men have a set of instructions to check themselves monthly and what to do if they notice any changes.

In the most part testicular cancer is curable; so much of the money raised is spent supporting men after diagnosis with survivorship courses and support structures while they undergo intensive chemotherapy.

The charity also help those who are not so well off and who may need assistance travelling to Bristol for treatment.

For more information visit the charity’s website.