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Sale Sharks dedicated to Movember

Jonathan Mills is heading up the Movember fundraising at Sale but admits it will be tough to match teammate Magnus Lund on the facial hair front.

Premiership Rugby has announced a new and exciting partnership with the Movember Foundation, designed to improve the physical and mental health of rugby fans across the country and contribute to the vital fundraising efforts of the charity.
 
The new relationship sees the men's health foundation become an official charity partner of Premiership Rugby.
 
Central to the new partnership is to support the UK fundraising efforts, dedicated to changing the face of men’s health in Movember, the month formerly known as November. 
 
Premiership Rugby is running an Aviva Premiership Rugby league table with a ‘Mo Captain’ from each of the 12 clubs. Fans are being encouraged to join, support and donate to their teams by clicking here.
 
And while there’s only one winner in Sale’s own tache-growing contest, Mills says the importance of the message is getting through.
 
“The boys have been trying to get a good few taches going,” said Mills.
 
“Magnus (Lund) has got one anyway so he’s always going to be the winner I think, but a few of the other lads have got some growths going on, we just need to trim them in now.
 
“We did it last year and we did quite well so they’ve got me to do it again, but I’m happy to do it, it’s a good charity and if anybody can help to make it a bigger charity by growing a mo and people asking questions about it then it makes sense to do it.
 
“It’s a bit of a hoodoo for blokes isn’t it, we don’t like to talk about our feelings and if we get ill we just try to get on with it and soldier on so I think it doesn’t take much to make sure that you keep an eye on yourself and the charity just brings that a bit more into normal life and makes it a bit more real.”
 
At the heart of the partnership will be the new MOVE like a Pro initiative, launching in January, which offers rugby fans the opportunity to take part in a 12-week programme at their local Premiership Rugby club to increase health and wellbeing of fans at hour-long sessions using clubs' training staff and facilities to exercise and receive expert guidance.

The MOVE like a Pro programme will be part of Premiership Rugby's award-winning BreakThru community campaign and it's at the heart of the Movember Foundation's ongoing strategy to change the face of men's health.
 
“Obviously last year we had a good year getting a lot of money together for the charity and we’re trying to do something similar again this year,” Mills added.
 
“I think the club are trying to get some jerseys auctioned off and get some extra money in.”
 
To donate to the Sale Sharks Movember team, please click here
 

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