A group of staff at the URS Scott Wilson office (who are an IfA REgistered Organisation) in London have grown some impressive moustaches in aid of Movember and have raised more than £4,500 for men’s health charities.
They all work within the Planning, Environment and Heritage teams at URS Scott Wilson and wanted to do their bit to raise awareness of men’s health issues. Ranging in age from 22 to 60, the team has grown a wide selection of different styles – Planner Gareth Wilson’s ‘tache (top right) was voted the most impressive.
Group Leader Tom Smith comments: “We have all been growing our moustaches for the last month to raise money for Movember. There is still a general lack of awareness and understanding about men’s health issues and so we are raising the profile to emulate what has been done so successfully for female health issues over the last few years.”
The aim of Movember is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men. During November each year, thousands of men (known as Mo Bros) in the UK and around the world grow moustaches and seek sponsorship for their efforts. The funds raised in the UK support the number one and two male specific cancers – prostate and testicular cancer. The funds are directed to programmes run directly by Movember and its men’s health partners The Prostate Cancer Charity and the Institute of Cancer Research.