Somerset players help to raise over £2000 during “Movember”

Movember final

Somerset County Cricket Club’s contingent of Movember participants are saying goodbye to their facial hair today after helping to raise over £2000 for charity.

In association with The Real Shaving Company, Lewis Gregory, Jack Leach, Roelof van der Merwe, Paul van Meekern and Head of Strength & Conditioning Darren Veness took part in the annual Movember Challenge to help raise funds for the Movember Foundation.


The aim of Movember is to raise money for and awareness of prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.

Thanks to the generosity of those who sponsored them the team were able to raise a total of £2120

After completing the challenge Lewis Gregory said: “When the Real Shaving Company asked me to get involved in the challenge I was more than happy to help.  It’s really important to raise money and awareness for such a good cause and we all had a lot of fun doing it.  I’d really like to thank everyone who donated to our team and also Roelof, Jack, and Daz for joining me in this.  Special mention has to go to Paul though who even had “Mowember” shaved in to his head!”


Liam Salvage from The Real Shaving Company said: “It’s been a fantastic month raising awareness and collecting donations for the Movember Foundation UK.  We hope we have raised not just funds but also awareness about the importance of men’s health issues such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health.  It’s vital to us that men take care of their health and feel they can openly discuss these issues.  We would like to thank all those who donated so generously along with everybody from The Real Shaving Company team and Somerset County Cricket Club for participating in this great Movember adventure.  We had a lot of fun!”

More information on the Movember Foundation can be found by clicking here