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Supporting Movember

First time ever for me – I’m taking part in movember – setting out, during November to raise funds to aid men’s health charity projects. I’ve committed my face to the cause and will be growing a moustache for the entire month of November to raise funds and awareness for men’s health.

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So as of our launch here, at the Canadian Club Halloween party, myself and a few friends who are members of Club 11, will be spending the month of November growing (or in my case growing back as I shaved off the beard and moustache first) a new moustache only.

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Showing off our clean faces.
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Supported by a singing Roman Canadian Ambassador

Therefore I’m looking for donations for this most worthy cause. I’d like you to support me and my passion with a donation, as I fight the good fight for men’s health. You can donate by:
1. Donating online at: http://mobro.co/nhowie
2. Writing a cheque to ‘Movember Europe’, referencing my registration ID: 7069673 and mailing it to: Movember Europe, PO Box 68600, London, EC1P 1EF
3. If in Belgrade and you don’t have a credit card/paypal needed for the first option then get in touch with me directly.

If you can help, please do, we (that is men-only this time) may need the help in the future, and supporting the likes of this activity brings a bit of fun to a serious issue.

You can follow those taking part (in UK) via following @movemberuk (many others for different countries) or the twitter hashtags #movember, #movemberuk or #GenMo (amongst others).

If you want to take part then join the movember movement via their website🙂

Thanks in advance for supporting my Mo and helping to change the face of men’s health.

United we Mo

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Reasons for supporting the U17 World Cup

Well done FIFA for having the Under-17 Football World Cup matches (live) on TV.

I’m not privy to the workings of FIFA, but have just enjoyed another game of the U17 World Cup live on Eurosport.

 

Why is this important?

Well for a start these players are the ages (15-17 years old) that I teach. At my school we have/have had students who have represented their country at tennis/water polo/basketball etc. and so I see in these youths the fact that they could be my own students wearing with pride their countries shirt.

But also, in the UAE stadiums that have been scarcely populated by fans (there are a few passionate ones each game, but relative to the size of the stadiums are very small) it is great that such matches are on TV.

For those in the know here you see the potential stars of the future, those youths who still have so much to prove, who are looking for a professional contract, who are just starting out in their potential careers.

Is it great football, well it may not at Premiership standards but then I support Gloucester City (no disrespect meant), and I’m sure that these youths would give them a run for their money if they came to Whaddon Road.

So well done FIFA, for making such games available! Not sure I would attend if they were being played at the Red Star (Црвена Звезда) or Partizan (Партизан) stadiums, close to where I live here in Belgrade (though might if there), but I for one have enjoyed watching the games on TV, and look forward to seeing who will be crowned as the U17 World Champions.

The schedule of matches can be found here. The final is on November 8th, between whom one does not know when this post is written, but the first round is very intriguing and with Brazil winning their first two (of three) first round matches 6-1 then they have too be hot favourites.