Caversham United are attempting to raise £1,000 later this month, a tally much larger due to the help of popular television presenter Jeff Stelling.

The Goats, with a large social media presence of over  17,000 followers, promised to raise £1 per new Twitter follower, pledging £1,127.

However, they also promised to double this should a select few football figures partake- and the former Coutdown presenter did just that.

Much-loved for his role hosting Gillette Soccer Special on Sky Sports, the Hartlepool United nut has helped raise the target to over £2,000.

On February 26 2023, Caversham United’s Men’s Reserve team take on rivals Calcot FC in the John Lusted Cup semi final, and the club are asking each supporter who wishes to “attend the match” to “purchase a match ticket” in the form of a donation to Prostate Cancer UK.

Whilst the fixture takes place at Sol Joel Park, entry cannot be restricted, but they are encouraging all attending to donate if they can.

Speaking to the Reading Chronicle, the club chairman said: "Over the past few years, here at Caversham United we have always used our growing social media presence to raise money for charity and support some very worthy causes, including now Prostate Cancer UK.

"We chose Prostate Cancer UK this time for a number of reasons, but the top three being: to raise awareness of the prominence of Prostate Cancer in men (1 in 8, often undetected!); opposition Calcot FC have previous fundraised for the charity too; and the third is Jeff Stelling. Over the Christmas period, we had a bit of fun on Twitter, promising to raise £1 for every new follower. We gained 1,127… but then promised to double it if one of a select few football legends followed us, and Jeff did! As an ambassador for Prostate Cancer UK and always seen wearing their pin, this was another sign that they should be the next beneficiaries of our fundraising efforts.

"We have set an ambitious target of £1,000 to raise from this semi-final. The ethos behind that target is that each spectator attending pays £10 via their donation, drawing in a three figure crowd to the game to support The Goats and raising over a grand for charity whilst doing so! Win win, and hopefully a win on the day for our Reserves in their first season!"

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