The Football League has announced Marie Curie Cancer Care as its Official Charity Partner for the 2010/11 season. The charity, which provides care, free of charge, to terminally ill patients in their own homes and in its hospices, was chosen following a vote of over 25,000 Football League fans last season.
Fundraising activities are set to include bucket collections and fan initiatives, as well as a dedicated week of action from 7th to 13th March 2011 where all 72 League clubs will stage a game in support of Marie Curie.
Greg Clarke, Chairman of The Football League, said: "Marie Curie Cancer Care and The Football League are at the heart of communities throughout the UK.
"It is therefore fitting that The League is working with the charity this season and I would encourage all Football League fans to show their support for the partnership in any way possible."
Thomas Hughes-Hallett, Chief Executive of Marie Curie Cancer Care, said: "I am delighted that Marie Curie Cancer Care has been chosen as The Football League's Official Charity Partner for the 2010/11 season.
"The benefits of this partnership will last a long time after the final whistle of the season has gone and I want to thank all The Football League staff, clubs and fans for playing their part."
Support Your Team’s Mascot!
The partnership will officially launch on Tuesday 3 August 2010 with the 'Daffodil Derby' Mascot Race at Southwell Racecourse, Nottinghamshire where Football League mascots will complete a stretch of the course to begin the fundraising effort. If you want to sponsor any of the mascots taking part then you can do just that via this page, making sure you leave a note to say which mascot you are supporting!