Grimsby Town players back 'Movember'
GRIMSBY Town's players are raising money in memory of two Mariners fans who died in 2011 – by taking part in their own take on Movember.
Throughout the month of November the players will try to grow a moustache, while at the same time raising funds for the chosen charities of Steve and Dorothy Dawson, parents of the late Matty Dawson, and Tony Broadley, father of the late Richard Broadley.
Mariners defender Shaun Pearson, pictured, encouraged his team-mates to get involved in the initiative.
He told the Telegraph: "We were on the coach coming back from a game a couple of weeks ago and the lads were chatting about Movember – and one of them said they'd done it before.
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"So we agreed to do it and I suggested that rather than doing it just for the sake of it, why don't we raise some money for something.
"The lads were really keen to do that and straightaway they got onboard.
"We remembered Matty Dawson coming to the club last year before he unfortunately passed away and we felt it would be a great opportunity to pay our respects and give something back.
"There was also Richard Broadley who we didn't meet but knew plenty about.
"So I arranged a meeting with the club's Press Officer Dale Ladson to see if there were any particular charities that we could do it for.
"It's just gone from there really – we're hoping the fans get behind us and raise some money with us."
Pearson believes it's a great way for everyone connected to the club to work together for a very worthy cause.
"The players have agreed to donate to kick it off, now we want the fans and everyone at the club to get behind it and join in with it," he added.
"Normally it's a moustache but some of the young lads are struggling to grow one, so it's up to the individual what they come up with!
"Hopefully we can raise some good money for the two charities that Matty and Richard's parents have chosen. We'll get some sponsorship forms together and are hoping to get people collecting with buckets at some games in November."