At the beginning of November, male members of staff at Manchester paint manufacturers, HMG, will become Mo Bro’s for the next 30 days, as they pledge to support the global charity initiative Movember, which is committed to ‘changing the face of men’s health’. They will start the month with clean-shaven faces, then endeavour to grow moustaches and extravagant whiskers, in the process becoming ‘walking, talking billboards’ that raise awareness of two often-overlooked men’s health issues, prostate and testicular cancer.
twenty HMG lads began the moustache growing marathon, some succumbing soon to itchy faces, but fifteen persevered throughout ‘Movember’, growing a fine variety of facial hair and raising almost £500 for charity. It was generally considered that sales executive, Steve Rawson (pictured), cultivated the finest facial furniture, but all of the guys put up first- class efforts.
For 2011, Movember organiser and HMG Marketing Manager, Stephen ‘Paddy’ Dyson, who grew some wispy whiskers himself, is hoping to recruit still more Mo Bro’s at the Collyhurst Road factory and raise even more funds for their nominated charity.
In this country, prostate cancer is the most common cancer amongst men, with 36,000 cases diagnosed annually, so the HMG lads have selected The Prostate Cancer Charity as their nominated cause. Donations can be made through our Movember Space, similar to Just Giving, by going to http://mobro.co/HMGpaints
These Manchester Mo Bro’s will be encouraged by the knowledge that they are just part of a truly global movement, involving more than a million people in many countries around the world. To date the worldwide Movember movement has raised £106 million and the HMG guys – and the Mo Sista’s who are supporting them – are proud to be doing their bit.
You can see our efforts from last year below: