It’s footballers’ tash for cash time in Movember

Die Mannschaft 5-a-side team with Clarets legend Ian Britton.
Die Mannschaft 5-a-side team with Clarets legend Ian Britton.

A group of friends who play football together have made it their mission to raise cash with their tash during November.

The lads, who play for local 5-a-side team Die Mannschaft, are taking part in Movember this month, with all proceeds going to Macmillian Cancer Support.

Two members of the group are Liam and Keiran Britton, sons of Clarets legend Ian Britton — a man that needs no introduction to most after scoring Burnley’s most famous goal against Leyton Orient in 1987 — who was diagnosed with incurable prostate cancer in 2013.

Manager of Die Mannschaft, Dominic Craig, said: “What Ian and his family have to go through has touched us all, so we thought raising a bit of cash by doing something as simple as growing a bit of facial hair, as it was the least we could do.

“We’ve already started the challenge, we all made sure we were clean shaven on the last day of October, and after just three days we’d already raised £150.”

You can donate to the cause through the lads individual fundraising Facebook pages, all of which can be found on the clubs Facebook page by searching Die Mannschaft.

“Each of us has a small target of just £100,” added Dominic. “It doesn’t sound much but if we all hit that target then we’ll raise around £2,000, which will obviously help Macmillan massively.

“We’re not asking for much, even if people just help spread the word by sharing our Facebook pages, that would help spread awareness and get our message across.”