This year in 2019 we have had efforts across our entire club to raise funds for Men’s mental health this Movember.
Prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention – we’re taking them all on.
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. Movember exists to help men live happier, healthier, longer lives – this is what drives every single one of our 1,250 men’s health projects.
In everything we do, we strive to be transparent and accountable. We report thoroughly on each project so that our Mo Bros and Mo Sistas can see how their support is changing the lives of men around the world.
With a few players starting funds for their Movember efforts to put towards the cause and several Netballers played their game 24 hours straight to pull more money together. With a group of over 20 people working with our netballers their common goal pushed them through the full day. Players seemed to be going mad after the first 12 hours but they pushed through, reaching the 17 and a half hour point you could see the lack of sleep getting to the athletes but it was nothing a bit of music couldn’t fix. Keeping spirits high was not a hard task with the supportive environment and the high energy maintained by our Bentleigh representatives there was never any doubt that they would make it to the end.
Ex-Bentleigh FNC Netballer And Founder of I am bored, Maddie Gleeson Was extremely proud of all the BFNC representatives that played at the Gloria Pyke Netball Center to support the cause “BFNC should be so proud of the girls that put their hands up to play! Remi Hynes Taryn Isabell Naomi and Kat were incredible out there“
In Individual efforts Declan Reeve from the Under Nineteens and Jake Anderson from the Seniors have been collecting donations for Movember and showing off their new facial hair whilst they do it. Between them they have raised almost $1000 but are still looking to bump up the numbers.
The Movember cause hits close to home for Jake Anderson “I have had plenty of friends and family who have struggled with mental illness and not many people feel like they can talk up about it”. Jake has taken on this initiative in an effort to help encourage the men struggling with mental health to speak up. If you would like to donate to the cause you can see each of the above mentioned Bentleigh representatives hosting their own page to raise money linked below.
Jake Anderson: https://mobro.co/snakeybee?mc=1
Declan Reeve: https://mobro.co/declanreeve