Nottingham Trent’s Men’s rugby society has decided to partake in ‘Movember’ to help combat the state of men’s health.
The project that started in 2003 has grown from just 30 ‘Mo Bros’, the name of people who participate, to a huge 5 million in 2017. To take part men will grow a their facial hair in return for donations from family and friends.
Scott Hall, A representative of the Men’s first team at Nottingham Trent is one of the many men partaking from the society’s 11 squads.
“We are doing it to promote and raise money for men’s mental and physical health.
“We sat down and decided this would be a great scheme to get behind for the society to show everyone that we support our bros.”
Movember will end on the 1st December, but is expected to reach Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Hong Kong, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and USA. The cause has funded 1,200 men’s health projects since 2003.
“It’s a fun way to raise money for a good cause”
Scott Hall, Nottingham Trent rugby player
“It’s a fun way to raise money and get an important message across to people. I’m happy Nottingham’s rugby society decided to get involved.”
£8 million raised for Movember 2017 in UK.
69.7% of funds raised allocated to men’s health projects.
A link to get involved: https://uk.movember.com/get-involved/moustaches