Albion Players Support Movember in association with Brunel Recycling
This November, the Movember Foundation returns with its annual month-long fundraiser challenging men across the UK to grow a moustache to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues.
Now in its 11th year in the UK, millions of men around the world are encouraged to embrace their handlebars, wisps and everything in-between. Whether flying the flag solo, joining up with friends, work colleagues, sports clubs, schools or universities, growing a moustache is the homegrown version of wearing a ribbon.
To date, through the moustaches grown, connections created, and conversations generated, the Movember Foundation has proudly welcomed over five million supporters and helped fund 1,200 innovative men’s health projects across twenty countries. But there is still much work to be done.
In the UK, the stats are shocking – one in eight men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, and there are more 333,000 living with the disease. Twelve men a day take their own life, and three out of four suicides are by men. Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in young men and although in most cases the outcome for men with testicular cancer is positive, a 95% chance of survival is no comfort to the one man in twenty who won’t make it.
When it comes to their health, too many men don’t feel like they have the support to talk, don’t act, and die too young.
So, following the success of our joint campaign with Brunel Recycling in 2017, the players at Plymouth Albion were keen to get support the charity again for 2018. The players who have pledged their support are; Herbie Stupple, Dean Squires, Dan Mugford, Dan Collier, Teegan Minkley, George Mills, Luke Chapman, Josh Skelcy & Jon Dawe – so make sure you support these guys and Brunel Recycling by donating at their individual Movember Pages, click on the the name of the player you want to support:
Luke Chapman – Coming Soon
By donating to the individual players above you will also be contributing to the overall fundraising total of our main sponsor, Brunel Recycling.
Brunel Recycling have activity of their own too! Some of you will have seen the Brunel Recycling trucks out on the road going about their everyday business, but during Movember there will be one fundamental difference – each truck will be adorning a moustache, with all 8 trucks sporting a different style. All they ask is that you show your support when you see the guys out on the road by giving them a wave and a toot on the horn to show your appreciation.
Brunel Recycling also have a competition planned, where you’ll be able to win lots of goodies and all you need to do is get a picture of the lorry out on the road (only if your stationary and it’s safe to do so!!), post it to social media, tag them and use the hashtags #movember & #brunelrecycling – get sharing now and you could be in with a chance of winning!
Head over to the Brunel Recycling Movember page to donate.
Why not get directly involved in helping to raise money and see the progress of the players at our Gentleman’s Day Hospitality for the game against Rosslyn Park on the 24th November? You can learn more about that event here.
Come on everyone…show your support for these amazing causes!! In the meantime, here’s a few pics from the big shave!