Harry Wells says he hopes the Leicester Tigers Movember efforts are raising awareness of men’s health issues.
Wells is captain of the Leicester Tigers team again this Movember, and was sporting an eye-catching moustache during the Anglo-Welsh Cup fixtures.
The 24-year-old second rower said: “I was captain last year and we are trying to raise awareness primarily, games are on TV so we can raise awareness not just money, which does help, but that’s not the be all and end all.
“I personally enjoy it, last year was my first as captain and it was something I naturally took on.
“It’s about raising awareness. The longer you have it on, the more focus you get, people will ask questions and get curious.”
His Tigers teammate George Worth is currently leading the way, with Tigers fans also joining the fundraising efforts.
Wells is hoping his and his team-mates efforts can spark conversions among players and fans and unite them to helping to stop men dying too young.
“As soon as you get a conversation going you take the cause and the benefits, whether it’s mental health or men’s health, and create more awareness,” he added.
“You raise a lot of awareness on issues that are not spoken about and if more people understand them, the easier it will be for people to come forward in the future.
“It’s a great cause and I think it is important to do your bit for others. It’s important as many people as possible get on board.”
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