Movember is taking sport by storm with footballers, cricketers, golfers and rugby players all growing some facial fluff in the name of charity.

Despite the fun involved, Movember raises awareness and vital funds for men's health, including mental health issues and prostate and testicular cancer - three sobering subjects.

Here are 13 sportsmen doing their bit for charidee...

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  • Heeeeeere's Johnny! Bairstow

  • Phil Jagielka lagging behind

  • Sophisticated Sylvain Distin

  • Leon Osman looking nefarious

  • Leighton Baines, la

  • Tim Howard

  • "Awfully big moustache," as Frank Drebin might say of Peter Crouch

  • England Training Session

    BAGSHOT, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 13: Mouritz Botha, sports a moustache grown for the Movember charity campaign during the England training session held at Pennyhill Park on November 13, 2012 in Bagshot, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

  • England Training Session

    BAGSHOT, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 13: Toby Flood, the England stand off, sports a moustache grown for the Movember charity campaign during the England training session held at Pennyhill Park on November 13, 2012 in Bagshot, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

  • Barclays Singapore Open - Day One

    SINGAPORE - NOVEMBER 08: Padraig Harrington of Ireland sports a moustache in support of the movember initiative which supports testicular cancer patients during the first round of the Barclays Singapore Open at the Sentosa Golf Club on November 8, 2012 in Singapore. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

  • Michael Owen

  • Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Arsenal v Fulham - Emirates Stadium

    Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey looks dejected

  • Arsenal v Fulham - Premier League

    LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 10: Theo Walcott of Arsenal looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Fulham at Emirates Stadium on November 10, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images,)