THANKS to GSK employees’ enthusiasm for growing ‘Movember’ moustaches, men’s health charities have benefited by a very significant sum.
When the group met on the last day of ‘Movember’ in Sharky’s to celebrate their hirsute month, Keith Ferguson revealed the great news that the sum raised for the charities, particularly for prostate cancer research, will be close to £3,000.
The following day, December 1, the shaving foam and razors were in action to return the upper lips to daylight.
When Keith invited the Review to come along and photograph the happy group, he asked us to do so to publicise: “ ... all the hard work we’ve done growing moustaches and fund-raising for a very good cause.”
Our photographer, observant chap that he is, noticed that one of the fund-raisers pictured hasn’t grown a moustache.
Nevertheless, Alison Muir (with Jenna Morrow), helped swell the fund by holding a successful Body Shop party in the Golf Inn.
Since its humble beginnings in Melbourne, Australia, Movember has grown to become a truly global movement inspiring more than 1.1 million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to participate.
Movember will continue to work to change established habits and attitudes men have about their health.
In 2010, over 112,000 UK Mo Bros and Mo Sistas got on board, raising £11.7 million.
Full details of the charity and what Movember is can be found at http://uk.movember.com/