Greenwich Mariners Raising Funds For Cancer Research UK Following Diagnosis Of Team Member

The 2A South’s Greenwich Mariners are seeking support for their efforts in raising funds and awareness for Cancer Research UK, with the team setting up a JustGiving page and planning a wide range of fundraising activities, including a flag football tournament in the new year!

Cancer affects us all, but the Mariners themselves have been particularly impacted this past year when one of their own was diagnosed with cancer at only 21 years of age.

You can support the Mariners efforts by contributing and sharing their JustGiving page at:

Even if you’re unable to donate, you can directly contribute by sharing the Mariners page and story via social media:

We’ll also be sharing information about the upcoming Flag Football tournament, once the details are confirmed so eyes peeled!

As the team spokesman Jacob Eager shared with

As a team, the Greenwich Mariners are raising money for a cause that has affected our family greatly. This year, a loved member of our team was diagnosed with cancer, at only 21 years of age. We would like to stand together in the face of crisis, and not only help our brother, but help everyone else that might be fighting the same battle.

Charlie joined the University of Greenwich in January of 2017, studying Adult Nursing. When joining the University he found a passion for American Football, a passion that lead him to join the Kent Exiles during the summer of 2018. Charlie is a character that everyone loves, and I know that he means a lot to both his family at the Mariners, as well as his family with the Exiles.

The team is hoping to organise a fundraising tournament of flag football in the new year, this tournament would be open for all and teams would receive prizes for winning and running up. There would also be a raffle or auction at the tournament, so anything that people could contribute to the raffle, helping to raise money for Cancer Research would be massively appreciated. I know that Charlie would like to thank everyone for their continued support at this time, and that he is appreciative to everyone for the fundraising efforts that they have made.

With this post, the team and Charlie are hoping to raise awareness about testicular cancer in men of all ages. We would like to show how we can stand together and fight an issue that continues to effect a growing number of people in the UK and worldwide. Charlie will always be a massive part of the Mariners family, and we want to show just how much our family can achieve together. We would like to raise as much as we can for Cancer Research UK, to help the continuous goal of beating cancer once and for all. We WILL beat this. And we are ALL with you. Stand strong and proud my brother, for we are in this together.




Nick 'Willy Tee' Wilson-Town hails from the South West where he's spent the last decade bouncing around various teams at the university and senior level. He came to fame on the now departed unofficial forum thanks to his regularly irreverent Uniball predictions and general 'BUAFL wafflage'. Follow him on twitter @WillyTee1