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Hirsute pursuit of the mucho moustachioed men of Milntown

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LANGHOLM RFC will once again be taking part in Movember to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s suicide.

After a successful fundraising and awareness campaign in 2019, Langholm RFC’s starting 11 are growing moustaches and beards and all manner of facial hair to show their support of the charity.

This year they are teaming up with and competing against all other rugby clubs throughout the borders to raise awareness and generate funds to their research in battling men’s health issues.

Langholm RFC chairman Kenneth Pool said: “It’s good to see the lads growing or in some cases trying to grow moustaches again this year.

“It’s a great cause and I hope they raise a lot of cash as in previous years.

“Well done to the squad and we look forward to the end of the month when we should see a lot of grand moustaches being sported.”

The Movember charity’s aim is to help men live happier, healthier, longer lives.

Since 2003, Movember has funded more than 1,250 men’s health projects around the world, challenging the status quo, shaking up men’s health research and transforming the way health services reach and support men.

The Langholm RFC team have asked locals who see them around town to compliment them on their efforts and for people to keep an eye out throughout the month for their fundraising activities and competitions.

Week one has already seen some promise.

“One week in and some of the lads are showing some fine form in the facial hair department,” said a Langholm RFC spokesman.

“Some are struggling so please don’t be shy in giving them some encouragement along the way.”

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