Men’s Health Week – Pop Up Health Project Proving a Success

A new pop up stand at Millwall’s The Den is providing free health checks for supporters. 

As part of Men’s Health Week, we wanted to highlight a fantastic initiative that is helping predominantly men. Millwall Community Trust staff and Lions fans took advantage of the Vaxi Taxi / Health and Wellbeing service at the ground prior to EFL Championship games, thanks to a partnership between the Club, the Club Community Organisation, Partnership Southwark and Crisis Rescue Foundation. 

More than 170 people – many of which were male – attended the pop up stand before a game where health and wellbeing experts offered preventative care advice about how to spot signs of heart disease, stroke, cancer and mental health issues. 

The team offered free blood pressure checks, height, and weight measurements along with free, healthy snacks and toiletry goodie bags. 

Sean Daly, Millwall Community Trust’s CEO said: “It was a superb evening where both sets of supporters and staff members were offered the opportunity to get a free health check. 

“Many of the people who were checked, many of which were men, did not know they had high blood pressure or high cholesterol until they were checked out. A lot of referrals were made, so it’s important that we support these initiatives because we have access to around 20,000 fans each game and have great reach into our communities.” 

The partnership will see these pop-up stands appear at every Millwall home game during the 2024/25 season.