Midlothian MP takes part in charity football match

Owen Thompson (back row, third from right) took part in a football match for prostate cancer charity
Owen Thompson (back row, third from right) took part in a football match for prostate cancer charity

Owen Thompson MP (SNP), played for the UK Parliamentary Football Team (UKPFC) against Prostate Cancer UK’s Men United XI at Fulham’s Motspur Park recently, with the Parliamentarians beaten 6-2.

Prostate Cancer UK is one of the current official charity partners of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Football.

At the end of the match the winning side were handed a cheque for £10,000 from funds raised throughout the year from the UKPFC to go towards Prostate Cancer UK’s extensive research and services programmes.

Owen Thompson MP, an avid supporter of Aberdeen Football Club said: “Prostate cancer is an issue close to the hearts of the UKPFC and despite being on opposing sides on the pitch we continue to be proud to support all at Prostate Cancer UK in their ongoing work to improve the lives of those affected by the disease now and in the future. The more we work together, the sooner we can reduce the number of lives tragically lost to prostate cancer and improve the quality of life of those men living with it.”