Men all over Mid Wales are Braving the Shave in aid of Ponthafren.

Welshpool, Newtown and Llanidloes Rugby Clubs join together for movember

Rugby players at three mid Wales clubs will be growing moustaches throughout November to raise money and awareness for men’s health.

Llanidloes, Newtown and Welshpool Rugby Clubs are joining together for the popular annual fundraiser Movember for local mental health charity Ponthafren Association.

Julia Gorman, operations manager at Ponthafren, said:

“It is really fantastic to see rugby rivalries put aside to highlight the importance of men’s mental health. We have seen a number of unfortunate incidents in mid Wales lately, and it is essential that we get men talking.”

All three clubs have been getting their communities involved with mixed ability rugby, but Welshpool RFC have led the way and have been running walk and talk rugby since the summer.Huw Williams, Ponthafren's Rugby and Community Wellbeing Officer, said:

“It has been a great way for people to play rugby and keep fit, but the sessions are as much about checking in on talking about mental health and wellbeing as they are about keeping active.”

The month will finish with a local derby between Newtown and Welshpool on the November 27 which will include a fundraiser for Ponthafren.

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This story is reposted from the County Times Website and was written by By Anwen Parry (@AnwenParryCT)

Grow a Mo at the Gro Challenge!

To raise awareness of men's mental health, a bunch of us at the Gro will Grow a Mo this Movember. Please donate if you can using one of the links below. The goal is to raise awareness and encouraging discussion whether you're impacted or not. We will post again end of the month with the final result of the team's hirsute greatness!

If you would like to donate to their appeal, please click the link below:

Newtown Motor Parts Movember!

And last, but not leaset, the lads from Newtown Motor Parts are also growing their beards in order to fundraise for Ponthafren, as well as to raise the profile of getting men talking.
Please give generously to their appeal: