Skip to main content

Fans urged to support cancer research

2 August 2019

Principality Stadium

Fans attending the Manchester United v AC Milan clash in Cardiff on Saturday are being urged to support vital Cardiff University cancer research.

Matchgoers are invited to donate as they enter the Principality Stadium for the International Champions Cup fixture.

Cardiff University researchers, students, staff and alumni will be on hand with a bucket collection. All funds received will directly support vital research into better treatment, diagnosis and prevention of cancer.

The cause was chosen by match hosts, the Welsh Rugby Union.

Professor John Chester, Cancer Research Theme Lead at Cardiff University, said: “Your support will enable Cardiff University’s cancer researchers to make further strides towards improved diagnosis and treatment for the benefit of cancer patients. Thank you!”

TJ Rawlinson, Director of Development and Alumni Relations, said: “We’re very grateful to the WRU Group for the opportunity to fundraise on Saturday, to the volunteers who will help us, and to the donors who will support us. Together our community can help tackle cancer.

“Keen supporters of Cardiff’s cancer research can still volunteer to accept donations at Saturday’s game (email And we still have a few places left for volunteers to run the Cardiff Half Marathon for the same cause.

The University’s cancer research focuses on reducing the global burden of cancer:

  • discovery of new targets and novel cancer treatments
  • designing and leading on innovative cancer inventions
  • working on earlier diagnosis and prevention of many cancers.

Saturday’s match is the final opportunity for Manchester United and AC Milan to sharpen their skills before the new season kicks off.

A bumper crowd is expected for the game, which kicks off at 17:30.

It is Manchester United’s only pre-season fixture in Europe before their first Premier League match of the season.

United and Milan join 10 other clubs taking part in this year’s International Champions Cup.

Learn more about the University’s cancer research and how to make a donation.

Share this story

Find out more about how Cardiff University has benefitted from generous friends and supporters just like you.