Well folks, it’s that time of the year again! November is surely the greatest month of the year when it comes to donating to charities with Armistace Day just around the corner and the start of Movember, which is quickly becoming one of the most popular charity events in the United Kingdom. As the UK’s leading student portal, Young Academic is delighted to lend its support to the scheme and will of course be making a substantial donation.
The Premier League is another arena in which you can see individual lending their support to the charity, which helps with a range of cancer charities. One remembers last season’s efforts from the boys over at Stoke City FC when John Walters and Robert Huth looked particularly dashing with their designer slugs! This year it is another star player that plied their trade in the red and white striped but this time from far further north at Sunderland. Sunderland’s David Meyler is joining a number of sports stars to help raise money for Movember and is encouraging fellow players and supporters to follow suit.
The midfielder will sport his facial hair all month in a bid to raise as much money as possible, becoming a ‘Mo-Bro’ and helping to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer which is the most common form of cancer effecting men across the UK.
The event, which is now a global affair, raised over £48 million last year and challenges men to grow a moustache for 30 days to change the face of cancer for men. Prostate cancer is one particular type that gets a lot of attention as one in nine men in the UK will be diagnosed with the condition at some point in their life.
David Meyler had the following to say of Movember; “I’m getting tortured by my team-mates for my ‘tache but they are all being very supportive towards me and making sure I don’t bottle it and shave it off!
“The campaign is fantastic and I wanted to take part not only to raise funds for the charity but also awareness. Even if I can get just one more person to take notice of their health then I know I have made a difference.
“I keep getting tweets from supporters asking how I’ll design my Mo but people will just have to keep guessing!”