MAN v FAT to support Movember

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It's time to ditch the razor as we team up with Movember

MAN v FAT will once again be teaming up with Movember for their 2023 campaign, following last year’s successful efforts by its community of men up and down the UK.

MAN v FAT members raised nearly £2,500 for Movember last year and a significant part of that came from the thriving MAN v FAT Margate community.

Coach Adam Ratcliffe and his members helped to raise over £1,200 and they were delighted to play their part.

We caught up with Adam to find out more about what made their efforts so successful.

1) What made the guys at Margate want to get involved?
As a football club focused on men’s health and wellbeing, Movember really tied into what we’re all about. In one way or another, we’ve all been affected by the causes Movember supports and raising awareness for mental health as well as furthering vital cancer research is something I think we can all get on board with.

Playing football together as a group is brilliant for our physical health and accountability, but it also goes a long way towards positive mental health. Being able to get involved in Movember as a club was very rewarding.

2) How did you keep everyone motivated through the course of the month?
Everyone thoroughly enjoyed being involved – whether that was through keeping active, growing a moustache or spreading the word for fundraising.

As a club we meet up multiple times a week and it was great fun to see the moustaches taking shape over the course of the month and seeing the different styles opted for.

We also got involved in the MoRunning, which was towards the end of November, keeping our fundraising efforts topped up throughout the month.

3) What was the secret of your success when it came to the fundraising?
The effort put in from each other the guys was fantastic as well as a real testament to their support networks. Movember allows you to get involved in so many different ways, it gave the opportunity to everyone.

4) How important are events like this to help build community spirit within your club?
Being able to support each other and do something as a club-wide event is a great way to help build community spirit. Fundraising together, swapping stories and having positive, meaningful interactions around men’s health.

Movember’s 2023 campaign will continue to focus on the 3 pillars of men’s mental health, prostate cancer and testicular cancer, but there will also be a celebration of Movember’s 20th birthday, paying homage to the moustaches of years gone by, and the impact they’ve had on men’s health.

We’ll be sharing more with our community in the lead-up to Movember. You can join the MAN v FAT fundraising on Movember.com, and support however you choose, by growing a magnificent moustache, or taking on an extra physical challenge to raise funds and awareness!

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