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Mini Mo Bros storming to Movember success

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Having just turned 13, Mini Mo Bros captain, William Heath is a little way off growing his own moustache, but that has not deterred him from getting involved in Movember in his own unique way for a second year in a row.

Last year, the Northampton Saints super-fan raised more than £7,000 by dressing up as a different celebrity each day in November – the costumes being finished, of course, with a stick-on moustache.

Keen to build on his good work, this year William is playing a different sport each day and, was edging close to his £1,000 target by the first weekend of the month.

Heath initially decided to begin raising money in memory of his grandfather Robin Wickham, who passed away in February 2014 from pancreatic cancer. He had previously fought both prostate and testicular cancer and William was inspired by the success of Northampton star Dylan Hartley's Movember fundraising effort 12 months earlier.

He said: "I decided this year to do something different and I wanted to try different sports. I love rugby, but have not played many other sports, so a lot of them are new to me.

"So far I have done wakeboarding, netball and power frisbee, for example.

"I tend to just decide each morning what I want to do that day and then my mum helps me to make it happen and we take pictures of me playing.

"I'm hoping to attempt synchronised swimming, but I might need to convince a few friends to do that with me.”

Heath became something of a local celebrity with his efforts last year. His local rugby club Northampton Old Scouts have shown their support and now other nearby clubs want to join in on the act and help raise as much money as possible in the Movember effort.

William's mum Clare said: "We have had Mini Mo Bros t-shirts printed to help sell and raise money. Last weekend Will's younger brother Toby was playing mini rugby and the boys were warming up in the t-shirts.

"Their coach had their kit, but got caught up in traffic, so they had to play the matches in their t-shirts! It was actually great fun and they all posed afterwards with their moustaches on.

"Other local clubs like Moulton Magpies and Northampton Falcons Black want to get involved too. It's great to have so much support.”

To show your support for William's Mini Mo Bros campaign, click here

Premiership Rugby has announced a new and exciting partnership with the Movember Foundation designed to improve the physical and mental health of rugby fans across the country and contribute to the vital fundraising efforts of the charity.

The new relationship sees the men's health foundation become an official charity partner of Premiership Rugby.

Central to the new partnership is to support the UK fundraising efforts, dedicated to changing the face of men's health in Movember, the month formerly known as November. Premiership Rugby will be running an Aviva Premiership Rugby League table with a 'Mo Captain' from each of the 12 clubs.

To join the Saints' Movember team head to www.moteam.co/Northampton-Saints.

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