November is the one month in the year when the moustache gains some serious mo-mentum.
The men at Hoppers Crossing and Werribee cricket clubs are taking advantage of the moustache’s new-found mojo while raising funds to combat and improve awareness of men’s illness.
Now in its third year, the annual Movember T20 charity match will be at Hogans Road Reserve, Hoppers Crossing, on November 27.
“It starts in the morning with a Milo Cricket Clinic run by both clubs,” event founder Sean Molloy says. “That’ll be followed by an under- 19s Future Stars game between both clubs; then we’ll have the main event, a match between the two clubs. And players are only eligible for a team if they have a ‘mo’.”
The main match starts at 1.30pm. The free event will also feature a raffle, barbecue, bar, and auction. Mr Molloy said the clubs always did a lot of fundraising for the McGrath Foundation, which focuses on breast cancer, so they thought it would be a good idea to do something for men’s health, too.
“The day and its matches have raised $7000 over the past two years. Two of the biggest clubs in Wyndham play each other, with bragging rights on offer not only for the result but for the team with the best mos,” he said.
The Movember campaign encourages men to grow a moustache in November while raising money to tackle men’s health issues including prostate and testicular cancer, depression and suicide.