Former Hereford United player Keith Hicks will be taking part in the Rochdale 10K Run 2023 to raise funds for the Football v Prostate Cancer Appeal.

Keith told Your Herefordshire

“I will be taking part in the Rochdale 10K run on Sunday 8th October to raise funds and awareness for The Barry Kilby Prostate Appeal and Prostate Cancer UK, two fantastic organisations involved in cancer research.

Currently Prostate Cancer is the most common form of cancer for men with one in eight affected and over 50’s at a higher risk-it’s advisable that men over 50 should nip down to the local GP surgery for a blood test”

Keith continued.

“I’m involving the three professional clubs I’ve been connected with for over 50 years namely Rochdale, Hereford and Oldham Athletic, sadly not competing presently in the EFL (English Football League) but high hopes for the future.

I only found out about Prostate Cancer when taking part in a Barry Kilby Prostate Cancer Appeal PSA testing day at a Rochdale AFC home match back in 2019, later to be diagnosed positive but now receiving expert treatment from the NHS”

Keith added

“Over the many years I’ve been involved with the Club’s Football in the Community Trust, we have regularly been involved in events that benefit Charities including the Manchester 10K Run, Rochdale 10K Run, run from Rochdale to Oldham Athletic, walk to Accrington Stanley, bike ride to Bradford City raising thousands for The Christie Foundation, Macmillan Cancer Support, Rochdale Supporters Trust, Factor 50 Cancer Research (Ernie Cooksey) The Geoff Thomas Foundation, Team Ellis (Ellis Robinson)

I won’t be looking to break any records but the aim is to raise awareness for these two important charities and to complete the run without stopping/walking to prove that senior citizens can still be active”

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With Hereford FC facing Rochdale in the 4th qualifying round of the FA Cup we asked Keith his thoughts on the draw.

“Its a great draw for me, with two of my old clubs facing each other. I will definitely be coming down to Edgar Street to watch it and to catch up with some old faces”

You can read about Keith’s Hereford United career from 1980-1985 here -> MY HEREFORD UNITED STORY | Keith Hicks – Herefordshire’s Independent Source of News & Information (