‘GIVE CANCER A KICKING’
Chelsea stars, Gary Cahill, David Luiz, N’Golo Kante, Victor Moses and Davide Zappacosta took part in Hyundai ‘Give Cancer a Kicking’ challenge to raise awareness and donations for this year’s Stand Up To Cancer campaign.
The players were joined by club legends Gianfranco Zola, Carlo Cudicini and Katie Chapman and celebrity Blues’ fans as they attempted to hit targets emblazoned with the word ‘CANCER’, attached to drones flying around the club’s Cobham Training Ground.
The Blues have started well in the league this season and have found the net 18 times, and the players were just as accurate in the challenge, with all the players successfully hitting the targets. They were joined on the pitch with Stand Up To Cancer supporters, and Chelsea fans, comedian, Omid Djalili and actor, Jason Flemyng who also took part, with mixed results.
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Chelsea winger, Victor Moses, said: “It’s always good for the players to be able to take part in events such as these. Stand Up To Cancer is such an important campaign because cancer affects so many people.
“Gianfranco was the best at hitting the target but it was just a bit of fun and we all had a good laugh competing against each other in the challenge.”
“Gianfranco is my absolute hero so to spend a bit of time with him was special, and somebody had told him how much of a fan I am so he’s been really sweet to me. He’s still got the skills as well - he hit the targets more than anybody else. All in all, it’s been a fantastic day.”
Hyundai has been an official partner to Stand Up To Cancer since 2017 and has raised £235,000 for the charity through various activities. The company has also recently been announced as the Global Partner to Chelsea Football Club and as such will further support Stand Up To Cancer’s fundraising efforts by donating its match day rights at this Saturday’s Premier League fixture versus Manchester United at Stamford Bridge, helping to encourage fans to join in and help give cancer a kicking this autumn. To find out more or to donate, visit standuptocancer.org.uk or text HYUNDAI to 70404* to donate £5.
1 in 2 people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Stand Up To Cancer is a joint national fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4 that raises funds for ground-breaking research that will save lives. To date, the campaign has raised more than £38million, funding 35 trials and projects involving more than 8000 cancer patients and supporting one international Dream Team.