November charity challenges for English shinty teams

With the start of the latest round on restrictions meaning no group shinty activities until after 4 December at the earliest, the shinty teams from Oxford and Cornwall, facing a frustrating few months of inactivity, have chosen to focus their pent up energy into some charitable endeavours

Cornwall the past few years have gotten involved with Movember, and with a whole month to spend in front of their mirror grooming, the lads have enthusiastically taken on the task once again of trying to nurture some facial hair.

Movember is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men's health issues. This is a charity changing the face of men’s health on a global scale, focusing on mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer.

Now a veteran to nursing his whiskers into something presentable, Jamie Goodship is hopeful of a good show this year-

“I'm looking forward to seeing some outrageous slugs and beer strainers coming through this year. Plus, since we're all back in lockdown we'll need a laugh and what better excuse to get connected than sharing some dodgy pictures on the internet!”

Keep track of progress on the

re facebook page, also any donations are welcome, and can be found at this link

Oxford have chosen to go down a different path this November, a much colder and muddier one, with the goal of the team to run a combined 500 miles, to support the good work at the Katharine house hospice. The club has been moved into action by the current crisis facing the hospice movement. With Charity shops shut and donations down, hospices are struggling with the burden currently being placed on their services. Katharine House Hospice as with most hospices are services that are still majority funded through charitable giving!

Club stalwart JP Crilly was quick to get his team mates running through the lockdown mk2 "We were fortunate as a club to have acquired many enthusiastic new members during September and October. The lockdown, then, was a disappointing development and we were keen to find away to keep the club members, both new and old, engaged and active"

"over the period when we

could not train together as a club. We considered Zoom HIIT sessions and an exercise log but decided on an exercise challenge. We then decided that we could not only try to keep our members active but could also do some good for the wider community by turning it into a fund-raising activity"

You can keep track of progress on there facebook page, or at,

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