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Serious Cricket Announce Partnership with Heartburn Cancer UK

May 13, 2022

Serious Cricket Announce Partnership with Heartburn Cancer UK

Serious Cricket Announce Partnership with Heartburn Cancer UK

Serious Cricket is proud to announce its partnership with Heartburn Cancer UK, helping spread awareness of oesophageal cancer.

When Ray Illingworth died from oesophageal cancer last year, the cricketing world lost one of its all-time greats. 

Following his death, Darren Gough, David Gower, and Chris Cowdrey have joined voices with Heartburn Cancer UK, who are passionate about raising awareness of this disease’s early symptoms and increasing early diagnosis – the most significant factor in improving the chances of survival.  

The reality surrounding oesophageal cancer is that it kills about 8000 people a year in the UK (80% of the men) and most people have never even heard of it until someone they know is affected. 

Caught early, the disease is curable, but currently, about 2/3 of patients see a specialist when their cancer has already spread, meaning a cure is impossible. 


Raising awareness really can help save lives

The most common early symptom of oesophageal cancer is persistent heartburn – heartburn or reflux that happens most days and is present for three weeks or more. In most cases, it will be related to something less worrying but if you regularly take over the counter treatments for reflux, a trip to discuss this with a GP, could, quite simply, save your life.

Serious will be helping raise awareness of Heartburn Cancer UK at its retail outlet and cricket centre through informative pop-up banners, which will be viewed by thousands of local cricketers in Hampshire.

For more information, please visit - www.heartburncanceruk.org