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29 October 2012

Latics back Prostate Cancer UK campaign

,Latics Each 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

The Football League and its Official Charity Partner for the 2012/13 season, Prostate Cancer UK, are asking  supporters to grow a moustache in support of Movember (the month formerly known as November), the moustache growing charity event. . 


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.


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.


"It is a great campaign to promote awareness of prostate cancer which is why I have signed up," he said.

Latics' programme editor Gordon Lawton has already begun growing a moustache.


To get involved and join Latics' team, all supporters have to do is:


      -Register your top lip

      - team using the search bar on the site[Insert Club Name]Join the

      -Ask your friends and family to take part and grow your squad of Mo Bros

      -Get growing your Mo from November 1

      -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).


Mo for his moustache growing efforts.  The winner of this coveted title will win a silver hospitality package for two for the Swindon match on Saturday, December fan, as judged by a club panel, will receive the honour of being named the 12Latics'One


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