National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

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24 June 2020

When Dorset County Chairman Matt Frampton was diagnosed with testicular cancer last December, YFC members rallied round to raise awareness and funds with some ‘wacky’ fundraisers.

The County has raised more than £6,000 for Orchid – Fighting Male Cancer so far through an online quiz and is set to boost funds and awareness of testicular cancer with its wacky underwear challenge.

Dorset is calling on all YFC members to wear their most wacky underwear over their normal clothes and share the images on social media on Friday 26 June, using #MattsFight and #KnowYourNuts. Those taking part are also asked to donate £5 to the Just Giving page and nominate three of their friends to do the same.

Matt started his year as County Chairman in November 2019 but very soon after was diagnosed with testicular cancer. Matt had an operation on Christmas Eve but by March this year, a CT scan showed three secondary tumours on his lung. He has just finished nine weeks of chemotherapy under the care of the oncology team at Southampton.

Matt says on the Just Giving page: “I cannot thank the doctors and nurses at Dorchester, Salisbury, Poole and Southampton enough for all the care and support over the past few months and also the wonderful back up from the Macmillan team.

“Normally Young Farmer Fundraising involves a really good party, but in these difficult times the Dorset YFC members have decided to hold a Quiz fundraiser for my chosen charity “Orchid” who research and raise awareness of all male cancers. My thanks go to all the members and friends for all their good wishes.”  

You can donate to #MattsFight here and also take part in the wacky underwear challenge on 26 June 2020. 

 

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