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Arctic Monkeys star Alex Turner joins Sheffield Wednesday band to promote Men Utd v Prostate Cancer campaign at Hillsborough.

Arctic Monkeys star Alex Turner joins Sheffield Wednesday band to promote Men Utd v Prostate Cancer campaign at Hillsborough.

Arctic Monkeys front man Alex Turner is pictured here with his new bandmates - the world famous Sheffield Wednesday Kop Band, writes Graham Walker.

The Owls fan hit all the right notes when he teamed up with them to support a new Men United v Prostate Cancer national campaign.

Prostate Cancer UK are the Football League’s official charity partner and throughout the season the Owls have championed their cause, promoting key services for men and fundraising.

The club’s designated game for PCUK’s Season of Action was at the weekend - when Alex turned up to see the Owls’ 4-1 win over Birmingham City.

He wore a Men United scarf for pictures with the Owls Kop Band, also the official England band, who swapped Wednesday shirts for Men United tops.

Howard Wilkinson and Roy Hattersley also stopped for pictures.

Owls bosses held bucket collections around the ground and featured an update of the charity’s work in their programme.

The Men United V Prostate Cancer campaign will run until the end of March, using sport and humour to appeal to men to address the issue and go for a check-up - with celebrity support from others including Barnsley chat show king Sir Michael Parkinson.

Men are being urged to test their knowledge of the disease with a simple test and sign for the team at prostatecanceruk.org. Iceland will donate 50p, to a maximum value of £50,000, for every who does and Keyline have promised £25,000 for the first 50,000 sign ups.

A Prostate Cancer UK spokesman said: “We were thrilled that Alex Turner, Howard Wilkinson and Roy Hattersley posed for pictures to support the campaign, fighting to help more men survive prostate cancer.”

 

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