CEO grows a goatee for Movember
Burnley fans still have a few more days to show their support to CEO Lee Hoos, who is still bravely sporting his facial hair in support of ‘Movember’, the moustache growing charity event.
Each season, in conjunction with The Football League and Prostate Cancer UK, its Official Charity Partner for the 2012/13 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.
As part of this year’s campaign – and to mark the arrival of new Clarets boss Sean Dyche, Lee vowed to grow a goatee!
And we feel he rather suits it!
Prostate Cancer is also the Clarets’ chosen charity for the 2012/13 season.
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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.
Lee said: “We couldn’t let the timely arrival of Sean, at the start of Movember, go un-noticed.
So in honour of the new manager I have vowed to grow a goatee so long as supporters can join me in raising money for such a good cause.”
To get involved and join the Burnley FC team, all supporters have to do is:
- Register your top lip at www.movember.com
- Join the Burnley 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!
- 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).
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.
Last year, Movember raised £22m in the UK (and £79m across the world) with the vast majority of the UK money being donated to Prostate Cancer UK (a small amount also goes to testicular cancer charities). Of that total, £50,000 was raised by supporters of professional football clubs.
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