LEYTON ORIENT, The Football League and its Official Charity Partner for the 2012/13 season, Prostate Cancer UK, are asking supporters to join a host of O’s players and grow a moustache in support of Movember (the month formerly known as November), the moustache growing charity event.
Each season, Movember raises awareness and millions of pounds for men’s health with Prostate Cancer UK being Movember’s prime beneficiary partner in the UK.
With the support of its 72 clubs, The Football League and Prostate Cancer UK are aiming to raise both money and awareness of prostate cancer and promote a positive message for men’s health. One in nine men will develop prostate cancer at some stage in their life and every hour someone dies from the disease.
Fans of each of the 72 Football League clubs are being encouraged to sign up to play their part in their club’s own Movember ‘team’, with a challenge to see which set of supporters can sign-up the most fans and raise the most money. Last season fans from across professional football raised more than £50,000 and the challenge is on to smash that figure.
Leon McSweeney, David Mooney, Scott Cuthbert, Nathan Clarke, Anthony Griffith, Ryan Brunt and Lloyd James are taking part from the O’s playing staff, with physios Nick Dawes and Joe Sharp also set to cultivate their ‘mos’.
McSweeney told leytonorient.com: “It’s for a great cause and we’re looking to raise as much money as we can this year, especially as Prostate Cancer UK is the Football League’s official charity.
“Prostate Cancer is the most common Cancer in men, so it’s hugely important to raise awareness of this disease as well as raising funds for the charity through donations.
“Growing the taches will be a bit of fun for the lads and we’ll be giving updates of our progress throughout the month on twitter and the website with regular photos, so you can see how we’re getting on.
“Personally I’m going for the Brendan from Hollyoaks look!”
To get involved and join the Leyton Orient team, all supporters have to do is:
– Register your top lip at www.movember.com
– Join the Leyton Orient team using the search bar on the site
– Ask your friends and family to take part and grow your squad of Mo Bros
– Get growing your Mo from November 1
– Encourage your friends and family to support your efforts by donating money.
Female supporters are also encouraged to play their part by convincing male friends and family to take part (and by re-assuring them that a moustache would really suit them).
To donate to the O’s cause visit www.mobro.co/leytonorientfc