Movember is approaching!
November – or should we say Movember? – is approaching and the men’s health charity started over 16 years ago is gearing up for another month of frantic fundraising.
Like last year men are being asked to gain sponsorship for Growing a Mo (moustache or facial hair of some sort) or, if that is not possible (often because as fashions have changed facial hair is now much more common), there is the option of Making a Move. Run or walk 60km over the month – that is 60km for the 60 men lost to suicide each hour, every hour across the world. Men are also being encouraged to Host a Mo-ment or an event (more tricky in COVID times) and raise money together.
Globally the Movember movement has raised nearly £600 million and in the UK in 2018 raised over £10 million. The money is invested in mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer. Projects are funded directly by the charity and through organisations such as Prostate Cancer UK.
More details can be found on the Movember UK website (https://uk.movember.com/).