A Wirral rugby match in aid of people with testicular cancer has raised thousands of pounds.

The game between Anselmians RUFC and Rochdale RFC took place last Saturday (February 18) in aid of the Oddballs Foundation, which raises awareness of testicular cancer.

According to the game's organiser, it has raised an estimated £8,000.

Roy Brennan, Anselmians chairman, said: "As part of our commitment to our members, the local community and rugby in general, Anselmians are proud to support The Oddballs Foundation in raising testicular cancer awareness, which is essentially a young man's disease.

"A glorious afternoon in Eastham welcomed a big crowd to watch an entertaining rugby match and then to enjoy the post-match fund raising activities.

"In the game, Anselmians ran out winners 24-10 in a heartily-contested match to maintain their top of the league position.

"The final figure could rise further if readers can get behind Anselmians efforts. See The Oddballs Foundation website to find out how to donate www.oddballsfoundation.com."

Club sponsors, DHL are very generously matching the total raised by the club.

Anselmians have three players and members that are in recovery from testicular cancer.

John Bonner, loose head prop, Anselmians RUFC, and one of the three, said: "Don't be afraid of getting checked, don't be afraid about speaking about any concerns you may have about your health.

"The earlier you get checked, the earlier you get sorted.

"There is light at the end of the tunnel.

"The husband of Anselmians Club Secretary Lucy Hopwood had testicular cancer in his 20s. He was diagnosed, treated and recovered. Despite the uncertainty, they went on to raise a beautiful family."