O's players ranked top of the league for Movember effort (From East London and West Essex Guardian Series)
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Leyton Orient FC raised £4,000 for prostate cancer charity
8:30am Thursday 5th December 2013 in News
Leyton Orient FC has been ranked the top of League One for its efforts during 'Movember'.
By the end of last month, players and club members had raised £2,140 for a men's prostate cancer charity.
The club's chief executive, Matt Porter, has added a further £1,860 to take the total up to £4,000.
O's players Jake Larkins, Jack Sherratt, David Mooney, Shaun Batt, Scott Cuthbert, and Nathan Clarke all grew moustaches throughout November.
Massive Orient fan Stuart Minchin donated £1,000 to the cause through his company First Class Facilities Management.
Orient player Nathan Clarke said: "We're chuffed to bits with the total raised.
"The fans have been superb with their support for us this season and this just underlines it. Thanks to everyone who donated, hopefully this money will change a few lives."
Movember's Communities Manager, Jonathon Sim added: "The O’s fundraising feats for Movember have matched performances on the pitch this season.
"We’re thrilled that Leyton Orient are top of the table in League One and in our Football League network of supporters."
Throughout November, the club offered anyone that donated the chance to win exclusive signed goodies including match-worn shirts.
The lucky winners will be picked at random and contacted in the coming weeks via email.
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