It’s that time of year again! That time when I brave cold cheeks in the name of charity. Yes it’s Movember!
I’ve been doing Movember for about 10 years now as it’s a cause that is close to my heart, and this year, as we are now able to be more sociable again, I am back to fundraising for the Movember Foundation. For those who haven’t heard of the Movember Foundation, they focus on “changing the face of men’s health” with a focus on testicular cancer, prostate cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. If you wish to donate, every little helps, and there are 3 ways you can do so:
- Head to my Mo Space
- Check out my Instagram (@pstetheridge), where I have set up a second fundraiser
- Write a cheque to ‘Movember’ referencing my registration ID (13438480) and mail it to: Movember Europe, PO Box 485, Wilstead, Bedford, MK45 3XN
This year, I’m planning to chart my “Mo-gression” with a series of posts on here. I’m aiming for one every 5-6 days but don’t hold me to that. For each one, I’ll let you have an update on how things are going along with my latest picture so that you can see how the growth is going. But this site is all about sport, so of course I have added a slight sporting twist, as each of my Mo-gression posts will also include a quick look at someone in the sporting world who has a notable moustache. I won’t promise that they will be the most famous moustached sport stars in the world, purely the ones who first came to mind as I put this together.
So… let’s get underway!
We’re just days away from the end of the month and as per usual, I have fallen well and truly in love with the Monkeytail. This happens every year, and a large part of me needs to keep it, but then what would I do next November?!
So last time I updated you I was feeling a little negative after a couple of family members decided not to donate after originally saying they would, so apologies for that. But the last few days have seen a bit of positive movement on the fundraising front. A donation from one of my regular Mo-Bros recently donated on my Mo Space, while I was touched to see a complete stranger find my Instagram fundraiser and donate there! With working from home, the Monkeytail’s public viewings have been limited this year, but tomorrow I take a trip to Birmingham and intend to show it off to the full.
With just a few days left of the month, I know many of us are reaching payday, and while this is understandably and expensive time of year, anything that you can donate will be greatly appreciated.
So for our penultimate report, I return to Australian rugby, with Nick Cummins
Nick Cummins, known to many as “The Honey Badger” is a former Australian rugby player, who was usually found on the wing. During his professional career, he played club rugby for Perth Spirit (2007) and the Western Force (2008-2015). In July 2014, he was released early from his Western Force and Australian Rugby Union contracts on compassionate grounds to move to Japan and play for Coca-Cola Red Sparks, as the higher salaries available in Japan would provide his family some security as they dealt with some health issues. This move abroad brought his Test career with the Wallabies to an end, having scored 6 tries in 15 appearances.
While a great player, what really made Cummins a fan favourite was that you would never know what he would say next in an interview, with the below quotes just a quick example of his entertainment value:
- “Sweatin’ like a gypsy with a mortgage, actually.”
- “Last year we were all sizzle and no steak, but now we’re off like a brides nightie.”
- “When you come into this sort of game you’ve got to show the patience of the Dalai Lama initially in order to get that gig and when it comes round be ready to strike.”
- “He was sweating like a bag of cats at a greyhound meet.”
- “When we were back in our line here, we were diggin’ like the boys in the trenches at Gallipoli.”
- “I was busier than a one-armed bricklayer in Baghdad mate, it was flat out.”