Somerset County Cricket Club are pleased to be able to announce that we will be working in partnership with It’s in the Bag Cancer Support in 2024.

The teams from It’s in the Bag and Somerset County Cricket Club recently met at the Somerset Business Awards event at The Winter Gardens Weston-Super-Mare, and realised they had a lot in common, especially their audience. It’s in the Bag are the only Testicular Cancer Charity in the South West and aim to Support those going through treatment, raise awareness to save lives and celebrate survival.

Charity founder and Chief Operating Officer Sue Brand said: “We had a great time at the awards and it was so good to meet the Somerset CCC team. They really did understand what we are trying to achieve and loved what we do. The team are elated to have this fantastic opportunity with the Club and we really look forward to working together and watching a few games too. It has been a difficult time for charities, but having such a well-respected sports club in our arsenal really helps.”

Somerset CCC Commercial Director, Caroline Herbert added: “We are delighted to be working with It’s in the Bag. Hopefully, we can help them to spread their important message and raise awareness of their three aims: support, awareness and survival.”

Testicular cancer is the most common cancer of 15 to 49-year-old men (but it also affects younger and older men).  Although most cancers get more common as we get older, testicular cancer is different. It’s most likely to happen when you’re young or middle aged.

Testicular cancer has a high survival rate – more than 96% of men who have been diagnosed with Testicular cancer will survive, but early detection is crucial. It’s in the Bag encourages men aged 15 and older to self-check every month and to talk to their GP immediately if they discover anything unusual.