A Watford Sunday league football club have raised almost £1.5k for Drum by taking part in Movember, where 10 members of the staff and players have grown their moustaches for a good cause.
St Joseph’s FC have raised the money that has paid for a brand new dishwasher for the charity, which provide services and support for adults with physical and/or sensory disabilities.
Many players took part in the challenge, with the ones who didn’t donating £20 to the cause to make sure everyone was involved in some way.
The club’s manager, Scott Patmore, told WATFORDnews how pleased he was with the squad for getting involved, as well as praising the local community for donating so generously in these times.
He said: “We were trying to find a way to bring the football club together during lockdown and we thought, why not try out Movember. I’ve had an affiliation with Drum for a while, and I think they’re a fantastic charity that do really good things.
“In the current climate we’re in, I’m completely astounded by the generosity people have shown with donating, but it really does show how much the charity means to the community, they’re such an important and well-respected organisation.
“The donations have come from all around in fairness, with the lads getting their family and friends involved to spread the word as well.”
The football club is one of the oldest Sunday league clubs and they play their home matches at Sun’s Sports in the town. They are currently mid-table in the Watford Sunday Football League Premier Division.
Donations are still welcome, head to justgiving.com/crowdfunding/St-JosephsFC