Birmingham, United Kingdom (PRWEB UK) 5 December 2012
Birmingham City Football Club have raised more than £10,000 for the Movember charity this year. The charity movement which focuses on men growing moustaches throughout the month of November to raise health awareness in men; Movember has caused ripples throughout the sporting world.
Having raised almost five times as much cash as their closest football league rival Brighton and Hove Albion, the Blues smashed their targeted amount with time to spare. Fans and players alike have joined together to raise as much cash as possible for the cause.
Calling themselves the Bluemoses, 86 players and representatives from Birmingham City have been sporting moustaches throughout the month of November. Only when the clock strikes midnight tonight will the players be allowed to take a razor to their upper lip.
The high profile of the players has helped increase the exposure of the cause amongst supporters and other viewers. With St Andrew’s playing host to Birmingham’s championship match with Middlesbrough tonight, all eyes will be on the Bluemoses. The dazzling skills on display will be secondary to glorious growths of facial hair.
Charitable Bluemoses Paul Caddis and Steven Caldwell have been treated to specialist facial hair care this week from the experts at Kings Barbers Club. The Barbers Shop in Birmingham has guaranteed the two Birmingham City first-teamers will be looking at their Movember best under the floodlights tonight.
Movember advocates Kings Barbers Club, who have nine stores throughout the West Midlands were on hand to take a razor to the moustaches of several Bluemoses. They kindly increased the coffers with a donation of £250 to the cause.
The £10,000 raised by the Bluemoses more than doubled their efforts from last year. The £4,350 raised in 2011 was smashed by the 9th day of Movember this year. The Bluemoses will be hoping that their efforts will receive last minute rewards from charitable fans tonight.
Movember is a global movement that provides help and support for sufferers of prostate and testicular cancer. By growing moustaches, the participants are increasing the media exposure of Prostate Cancer UK and the Institute of Cancer Research. Prostate Cancer UK is the official charity partner of the Football League during the 2012/13 season.
Participants can join Movember teams to support one another. The Bluemoses are currently ranked 26 out of 30,926 UK Movember teams.
Many professional footballers, sports stars and broadcasters have contributed to 2012’s Movember campaign. World famous stars such as Michael Owen and Theo Walcott have shown their support by growing moustaches for the cause.
About the Company:
Kings Barbers Club have nine stores throughout the West Midlands; specialising in bespoke hair care.
Birmingham City Football club: http://www.bcfc.com/news/article/a-mo-mentous-occasion-517057.aspx