Nottingham Forest striker Lyle Taylor has gone pink during the month of October to raise awareness for the fantastic work done by Cancer Research UK and everyone at the club, Community Trust and women’s team have got behind him.
Following on from two successful Pink Octobers during his time at Charlton Athletic, Lyle launched the campaign once again, hoping as many Reds fans could help to support him in his quest and they have not disappointed, raising over £1,700 so far.
Lyle has dyed his hair pink and has worn pink boots for all of matches during the month. Whilst there is plenty of other awareness and fundraising events happening right now we urge our community to show their support for Lyle and the great cause he is representing.
When Lyle spoke about this he said…
“In my family, three of my grandparents have suffered with bowel and prostate cancer. Thankfully, they have survived it and are healthy and enjoying their lives to the fullest extent. My aunt’s mum and nan’s best friend both had breast cancer and unfortunately passed away. Raising money towards cancer research is something that is important to me, simply because I’ve seen people so close to me suffer and, in the worst cases, lose that fight.
“I am using the colour pink, which is associated with Breast Cancer and the month of October, Cancer Awareness Month to raise awareness and money for Cancer Research UK. During the month of October, I will, as a professional footballer for Nottingham Forest, wear pink football boots and dye my hair pink, hoping that this will create a visual aid and raise awareness for the phenomenal work done by Cancer Research UK.”
To donate to Lyle’s Pink October campaign, please visit https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/unite/lyles-pink-october.