Paisley rugby team taking part in ‘Movember’ for charity that cared for baby Mia

The usually immaculately turned out Paisley Rugby Club seniors could look a little hirsute than normal as they take on the ‘Movember’ challenge for a cause close their hearts.

It has been announced the full squad will attempt to grow moustaches this month in a bid to raise as much cash as possible for Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS).

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They have decided to back the vital charity after the club’s former captain Ben Frost’s daughter Mia was cared for at Robin House after being born prematurely during lockdown.

Ben said: “Robin House have provided an invaluable support to our family.

“When we received the devastating news that it was unlikely we would be able to bring our new born daughter home from hospital, it provided a place for us to be together as a family.

“Thankfully, we have been able to bring Mia home, something which was again made easier through the support we received with this transition.

“We are loving each day we get to spend together as a family and will be forever grateful for the ongoing support we have received from CHAS.”

Members of the club will also be taking part in an eight hour fitness challenge on November 21.

A club spokesman added: “We are delighted to announce that our senior squad will be taking part in Movember.

“We thought this would be a great opportunity to raise money for Children’s Hospices Across Scotland in the name of former captain Ben Frost’s daughter Mia.”

An online fundraising drive has been launched with donations going to help the mazing work done by CHAS.

CHAS community fundraiser, Maxine Campbell said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to all the players at Paisley Rugby Club who are taking part in Movember and are also arranging a fitness event to help raise funds for CHAS.

“All funds raised will help keep the joy alive for the children and family supported by CHAS throughout Scotland who need our help now, more than ever.”

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