This November, you may be mistaken into thinking that a hoard of Burt Reynolds lookalikes have joined the Nottingham Lions roster. Do not fret however; it is just this year’s Movember fundraising campaign getting underway at the National Ice Centre.
During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in the UK and around the world. The aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and testicular cancer.
The Lions have once again joined forces with Blue Bell Hill Primary School to raise money for this year’s event and among those taking part are Head Coach Matt Bradbury, General Manager Danny Harrison and numerous players including Mikey Rose, Luke Branin and Cameron Good.
The Lions took part in the month long challenge last year, helping the Blue Bell Hill Trust to raise a magnificent £1293 over the 30 day period and ambitions are very high once again, according to Lions Community Director Nic Williams who said;
“Obviously it’s fantastic to be partaking in the Movember challenge once again, we raised a huge amount of cash for a very worthy charity last year and we are hoping to beat that total this time around.”
“All our Mo-bros and sisters from Blue Bell Hill Primary School, the Lions and elsewhere, have all been noble volunteers and I can’t wait to see how their face furniture comes along over the coming weeks.”
You can support the Lions’ moustache growing antics by visiting : http://uk.movember.com/team/980773, where you can either join the ‘tash team’ or donate using any major credit or debit card.