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Staff at Highgate Hospital have been growing weird and wonderful moustaches for the month-long charity phenomenonthat is ‘Movember’.
At the start of ‘Movember’ seven clean-shaven members of our maintenance team committed to growing a moustache for the entire month to raise money for men’s cancer charities. The team has already collectively raised in excess of £860 for The Prostate Cancer Charity and the Institute of Cancer Research, and hope to raise more before their moustaches are shaved off at the end of the month. This fundraising is significant, when you consider that more than 10,000 men in the UK die every year from prostate cancer. 'Movember' is not just about raising funds, however, it is also about raising awareness of prostate and testicular cancer and the possible symptoms of these so-called ‘silent killers’.
Andrew van de Water, Building Services Manager at Holly House Hospital, who instigated his colleagues’ participation in ‘Movember’, said: “The guys have wholeheartedly embraced the opportunity to grow moustaches and talk about them non-stop. In fact some of us are becoming rather too fond of our mo’s and despite some light-hearted ribbing from others will be sad to them go. It is an exceptionally deserving cause and we are delighted to support it.”