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25 November 2012

Campaign to change the face of men's health kicks off

Latics' Chief Executive Neil Joy and Publishing Manager Gordon Lawton (pictured), who are growing moustaches during Movember for Prostate Cancer UK, are calling on the club's supporters to make it a team effort.

are urging other supporters of the club to join their fundraising team. have started cultivating their Mos, to help raise vital funds and awareness of prostate cancer and men’s health during the month formerly known as November. Now Neil and Gordon Mo Bros across the world and in Oldham


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Latics' support for Movember coincides with a year-long programme of activity in support of Prostate Cancer UK, which is The Football League’s Official Charity Partner for Season 2012/13. One in nine men will get prostate cancer in the UK. Money raised will help more men survive the disease and have a better quality of life.

Chief Executive Neil Joy said: "Latics are thrilled to be indulging in some top lip topiary in support of Movember, and its work with Prostate Cancer UK to fight the most common cancer in men.

"We are now over half way through the month and there are some very interesting top lip specimens emerging all over the club. We’d really encourage all fans to back these hairy ranks and help us raise as much as possible for Movember.

"Movember’s a brilliant initiative to raise awareness of prostate cancer amongst our players, staff and supporters alike. With 250,000 men living with prostate cancer in the UK – enough to fill Wembley Stadium three times over – there is a real need to support those affected by the disease now and invest in research for the future.” 


Mark Bishop, Director of Fundraising at Prostate Cancer UK, added: “Each year we see more and more men dedicate their top lips to Movember and we’re delighted that staff at Latics have joined this growing movement. More than £15 million raised by Mo Bros and Mo Sistas across the UK last year came directly to Prostate Cancer UK to help us fund a wide range of medical research projects.”


Football League staff will also be joining in the fund raising effort and its Head of Communications, John Nagle said: "This is a great opportunity for supporters to make a real difference in the fight against prostate cancer. I look forward to seeing the stands continuing to fill up with more and more mo's for the rest of the month."


phannon@Football-League.Co.Uk or Peter Hannon, External Affairs Executive at The Football League, on 020 7487 9683 or at emma.fielder@prostatecanceruk.orgFor more information, please contact Emma Fielder, Media & PR Manager at Prostate Cancer UK, on 020 8222 7670 or at


Movember, the month formerly known as November, is when brave and selfless men around the world grow a moustache, with the support of the women in their lives, to raise awareness and funds for men’s health - specifically prostate and testicular cancer.


It was established in 2003 by a few friends over a beer in a pub just outside Melbourne, Australia. The goal was simple – to create a campaign promoting the growth of the moustache among like-minded people and having fun along the way. It is about real men talking about real issues and changing the face of men’s health, one moustache at a time. Movember now spans the globe, with campaigns in 21 countries in 2012.


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About The Football League’s partnership with Prostate Cancer UK:

The Football League’s partnership with Prostate Cancer UK will run throughout Season 2012/2013 to raise awareness of prostate cancer amongst the fans, players and staff at the 72 Football League Clubs.

Prostate Cancer UK was selected in December 2011 from a shortlist of six charities after a vote by over 65,000 fans, club Chief Executives and Football League staff.

With 250,000 men – enough to fill Wembley Stadium three times over – living with disease in the UK, the partnership will help to increase awareness of the disease and help raise funds so that more men survive it and enjoy a better quality of life.

Prostate Cancer UK, in partnership with the Football League, will be launching a range of fundraising and awareness activity across the season for football fans including:

        ·Opportunities to debate their club’s favourite number 9 (the number 9 being significant as 1 in 9 men develop prostate cancer)

        ·aise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect menFans, players and managers will be invited to get involved with Moustache Season in Movember (the month formerly know as November) to support The Movember Foundation in its work to r

        ·Prostate Cancer UK’s football ambassadors, including Mark Bright, will help raise awareness and funds across the season

        ·A dedicated week of support in March to coincide with Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, where we will have a presence at as many grounds in The Football League as possible

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About Prostate Cancer UK:


Prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in men in the UK. Every year in the UK over 40,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer.  One man dies die very hour from prostate cancer. 250,000 UK men are currently living with the disease. 1 in 9 men will get prostate cancer in the UK.African Caribbean men are three times more likely to develop prostate cancer than white men.


If you have any queries about prostate cancer, call Prostate Cancer UK’s confidential Helpline on 0800 074 8383. The helpline, which is staffed by specialist nurses, is open from 10am to 4pm from Monday to Friday and from 7 - 9pm on Wednesdays. Alternatively please visit


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