Former Burnley Football Club Chairman Barry Kilby has penned a short story to raise funds in support of prostate cancer initiatives.
The current director turned author has written “As Good As Some” with proceeds going towards his recently launched fund “The Barry Kilby Prostate Cancer Appeal”, created to provide support to sufferers and save local lives.
The book is available exclusively in the Amazon Kindle store for just £1.99 and all proceeds go to the appeal.
Mr Kilby, who suffers from advanced prostate cancer, launched the appeal earlier this month in order to raise vital funds in the fight against the disease which will affect one in eight men in their lifetime, and is one of man’s greatest killers.
Burnley FC will use Saturday as its official day to support the appeal with the Premier League game against Leicester City at Turf Moor and the community-based Best of Burnley Festival prior to kick-off.
A bucket collection before the game and all proceeds from the matchday draw will go towards supporting the cause. Last year’s appeal helped to fund a new prostate cancer scanner for Burnley General Hospital.
Donations are also being accepted at the following Just Giving site: https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/KilbyAppeal
Mr Kilby’s appeal will help East Lancashire Hospital Trust fund a pioneering da Vinci robot.
Robotic surgery is a new, less invasive surgical procedure known to improve outcomes for patients with prostate cancer and is currently not available within Lancashire and South Cumbria.
Monies raised by the appeal will also be used to help fund a PSA blood testing event at Burnley Football Club, and although the men attending will pay towards covering the cost of having their blood taken and tested, this will be subsidised by a donation from the appeal.
So give generously at Turf Moor tomorrow for a fantastic cause, buy your match day draw ticket and purchase Mr Kilby’s short story “As Good As Some”.