Belfast Telegraph

Friday 25 July 2014

Football star's goal is funds for cancer

Northern Ireland international footballer Steve Davis has teamed up with Myeloma Awareness UK to help raise funds for charity.

The Fulham star, who is putting up some fantastic prizes, told the Belfast Telegraph that the plight of cancer victims was close to his heart.

"Someone very close to me was recently diagnosed with myeloma bone cancer," he said.

"I am trying to raise some money for the charity because it's a very worthwhile cause and the illness affects a lot of people.

"I hope that people will send a text and help fund more research into the treatment of the disease."

It is not the first time the 22-year-old has put his best foot forward for charity. In March, he gave up a day's salary for Britain's underpaid nurses.

For a chance to win one of the following prizes, all you have to do is simply text SWEDEN to 84424.

The first prize is two match tickets plus flights to watch Northern Ireland take on Sweden at the Rasunda Stadium in Stockholm.

The second prize is a Steve Davis-signed shirt, and match tickets for Spain v Northern Ireland (flights not included).

And the third prize is two tickets to see Northern Ireland take on Denmark at Windsor Park next month.

The competition will close tonight at 11pm and winners will be notified tomorrow.

All proceeds will be donated to two extremely worthwhile causes in Northern Ireland, with the money split equally between Belfast City Hospital and Myeloma Awareness UK.

Davis said that he was delighted to help raise vital funds.

"I know I can count on our loyal Northern Ireland fans to back the competition, which offers some brilliant prizes," he added.

Texts will be charged at £3 plus standard network rate.

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