It’s that time of year again, where our country gets over run my moustaches. Whether it’s an entertaining fundraising attempt or an excuse for not shaving, the moustache rules in November! This year at Harmony Business we have one willing volunteer who is taking part in Movember; Kevin Beecroft. He says “ Having had a full set for years, I had to shave it all off for Panto, but I decided that Movember would be a good time to grow it back and help a good cause at the same time.”
So with Kevin’s hardworking efforts we are supporting Movember; like he said it’s all for a good cause. We hope that Kevin will be able to raise money and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate and testicular cancers.
If you are new to Movember, like we are, you may be wondering what it is all about. It began in 2003 amongst friends in a pub in Australia. The goal was to create a campaign promoting the growth of the moustache along with like-minded people and have fun along the way. It is all about real men, talking about real issues and changing the face of men’s health, one moustache at a time. Movember fever has since spread across the globe and now takes place in 21 countries, with the UK being one of the biggest supporters and contributors to the charity.
The Moustache is seen as being the ribbon for men’s health. The men who sport a moustache for Movember have become walking talking billboards for raising awareness and funds for the often ignored issues of men’s health. After all, occurrences of prostate cancer in men are comparable to the rate of breast cancer in women. In fact 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in the UK- one man is diagnosed every 15 minutes.
In 2011, over 254,000 volunteers raised over £22 million in the UK, towards the global total of £79.3 million. Hopefully this years totals are even bigger and whether Kevin raises £5 or £100 we are proud to support him and his efforts. With all the money raised going direct to programmes run by Movember, Prostate Cancer UK and the Institute of Cancer Research we know his efforts and our donations will support those currently undergoing treatment, and help preserve the future generation of men.
So if you see Kevin around when he is servicing or repairing your equipment, help his fundraising by slipping him a couple of pounds. Or you can donate online here.
We will keep you all up to date with his moustache growth on our Facebook and Twitter pages, and we hope that you donate to Prostate and Testicular Cancers.
Are you taking part in Movember this year? Let us know by commenting below, we would love to see other willing moustache growers.