Football stars from Watford FC and Boreham Wood FC have backed the new Hertsmere Against Cancer campaign.

The scheme, which is being delivered by Hertsmere Borough Council and the NHS, is urging people to get tested. 

Those identified as eligible for a screening but have not taken up their invitation will be called by trained NHS staff and offered advice and support to book an appointment.

Watford's Daniel Bachmann and Keinan Davis, as well as Boreham Wood manager Luke Garrard, are among those supporting the campaign, with video messages from both clubs released emploring people to get tested.

"The club fully supports the Hertsmere Against Cancer campaign," said Wood boss Garrard.

"Cancer affects so many. It will sadly affect everyone in some way across their lifetime, either directly or indirectly.

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"It is so important that awareness is raised locally on self-checking, as well as the screening opportunities available.

"We will continue to work closely with Hertsmere Borough Council to raise awareness to help increase early diagnosis, survival rates and ultimately save lives."

Councillor Meenal Sachdev, portfolio holder for community, leisure, culture and health, added: "It’s great to have support from local influential figures for this incredibly important project.

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"We can all play our part in raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of cancer and we must understand the importance of regular self-checking and undergoing screening when invited."