The rugby team are doing Movember

Look at their fresh little faces

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UEA Men’s Rugby are growing moustaches for Movember.

The team are undertaking the task to raise money and awareness for the fight against prostate and testicular cancer.

They said: “We’re trying to raise awareness on campus of men’s prostate and testicular cancer whilst seeing who can grow the worst facial hair.”

The Movember Foundation states: “Gender is one of the strongest and most consistent predictors of health and life expectancy.

“For men, this is not good news. On average, across the world, men die six years earlier than women”.

As well as raising money, the main goal of Movember is to increase the early detection of men’s health problems.

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Already beaten their target of £250

We thought we’d get involved in the challenge by bringing you weekly updates on the team’s progress.

So without further ado, here are this year’s Movember challengers from UEA Men’s Rugby – sporting very freshly-shaven mugs.

Barney Seamer, History, second year

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Back Row/Social Sec

Expected growth: “Not long at all”

Jamie Blunden, Environment Science, second year

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Prop

Expected growth: “Enough to be noticeable, hopefully”

Henry Pritchard, Biomedicine, third year

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Flanker/Secretary

Expected growth: “Hopefully more than 20 hairs on my upper lip”

 

Joe Hughes, Business, second year

Social Sec

Expected growth: “Longer than Sam Jevan’s armpit”

Ronan Wilson, Environmental Science, third year

Wing/Trojans Captain

Expected growth: “Hoping to look Barry Chuckle-esque”

Nick Hartshorn, PE, second year

Scrum Half/1st XV Captain

Expected growth: “I’m going for the Nigel Thornberry”

Myles Cooper-Bradley, History, second year

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Winger

Expected growth:: “Somewhere between a Freddie Mercury and a Ron Swanson.”

Donate to their cause here – and tune in next week to see their progress.