Handlebar, walrus and Fu Manchu - these are all types of moustaches, some of which are being sported by members of Lincoln Business Club who have managed to raise over £900 for men’s health charities by growing facial hair!
In October the club decided to take part in the annual Movember campaign to help raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men.
Eleven members volunteered to join the Lincoln Business Club Movember team and between them they have raised an impressive £923.
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. Campaigns take place in Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada, the UK, Finland, the Netherlands, Spain, South Africa and Ireland.
The funds raised in the UK support the number one and two male-specific cancers – prostate and testicular cancer. The funds raised are directed to programmes run directly by Movember and their men’s health partners, The Prostate Cancer Charity and the Institute of Cancer Research.
Mo Bro and Chairman Richard Hare said Movember very much reflects the ethos of the club: “Lincoln Business Club is a voluntary organisation which provides networking opportunities for the city’s business community and donates the majority of members’ entrance and sponsorships fees to good causes.
“We’re always keen to take part in fundraising activities such as Movember and are very grateful to our members who support us either by taking part or making a donation.
“This is the first year the club has taken part in Movember and I’m delighted that we’ve managed to raise such a fantastic sum of money. Congratulations to everyone involved!”
Notes to editors
- Lincoln Business Club normally meets at 7am on the last Friday of every month at Lincoln City FC. Membership is free, a £3 entry fee is payable on the door, free tea and coffee are available and bacon sandwiches are on sale. For more information please visit www.lincolnbusinessclub.co.uk or follow the club on Twitter @lincbizclub
- For more information about the Lincoln Business Club Movember team please visit http://uk.movember.com/mospace/1327726/index/tp/2