As the year draws to a close it brings around a few annual events, Halloween’s just passed and it was Guy Fawkes last week.
But another really important one started last Saturday. That’s right – Movember. It’s a great campaign and cause which helps support, raise awareness and is of course helping save and improve the lives of men affected by prostate and testicular cancer and mental health problems. The Movember community has helped raise approx £346 million and funded over 800 programmes in 21 countries. If you haven’t heard or don’t know much about it then the challenge is for men to grow moustaches during Movember (formerly known as November).
Now I’ve seen and known many of my friends and colleagues taking part in this event over the years, helping raise money and also awareness to these life threating illnesses. I’ve never taken part myself so thought this year I would get involved. My first thought was ‘yeah it will be great, I can get all the boys in the team to join in and make it a group event in the changing room, which again might help raise more cash’. After I mentioned to the boys, I quickly realised there would be far fewer participants than I’d thought about. Seventy per cent of our playing squad at Falkirk are all still young boys!
The general replies where either “Oh I don’t even shave yet’ or “It takes me about six months to grow a tash!” So I’ve managed to get three of us together who can at least have a proper shave once or twice a week, including Mr Rory Loy and our club physio Kris Robertson. I think Kris is more than happy to do it anyway, it’s one of the only parts of his face left that is still growing hair!
On a more serious note the Movember foundation is doing an incredible job raising funds for these serious men’s health issues and, on behalf of the guys taking part, I would kindly ask that you click on our link and please donate what you can because it will make a difference. To make a donation click here.
Personally, I will be looking to grow ‘the trucker’ moustache and if you would like to see more info on the types of moustaches that will be grown or if you want to take donate to help support the foundation then head to uk.Movember.Com and maybe even take part yourself.
Thanks for reading, Cracks.