Green Glovers Will Look Pretty In Pink This Weekend!

The green Glovers of Yeovil Town have made a pink pledge for a brilliant cause and want to change lives as well as the colour of their home.

There’s a feel-good factor at the National League South table toppers after Mark Cooper’s side were cheered on by a league record 6,289 on Tuesday night as they defeated rivals Weymouth.

Now the club are on a mission to help fund the new breast cancer unit at Yeovil District Hospital.

Players and fans will wear the pink kits for their game against Braintree this Saturday and they hope to raise £40,000 - as well as creating plenty of awareness in the process.

Supporter Karina Parsons was diagnosed five years ago and said it was "wonderful" for her club to dedicate the game to helping combat the disease.

The new dedicated unit will include a counselling space as well as a fitting room for special bras and prostheses and a mammography room and separate ultrasound rooms.

Yeovil owner Martin Hellier said it would be "fantastic" to see Huish Park turned totally pink this weekend.

He said: "Every person coming here and contributing will be contributing to the health of future generations. Wear pink. Come to the game. Fill the stadium up. Wave the flags. Put your hand in your pockets.

“It's so local. It affects to many of us, every single person, every family and you're doing something which puts that unit in this town.”

Karina decided to go for a mammogram after a card came through her door and little did she know the importance of her decision.

She said: "I wasn't due for one and I thought I will go and thank goodness I did. If it had been a year and a half later, it might have been a different story. The cancer was behind the breast bone so I wouldn't have found it."

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