Prostate Cancer UK staff take part in Movember

Prostate Cancer UK employees are growing moustaches in November to support the Movember campaign.

The annual campaign, which primarily benefits prostate cancer research, is a month when men sport a moustache to raise awareness around men’s health issues.

The charity’s male employees have been strongly encouraged to grow a moustache and have set up their own team, known as Guns N’ Moses.

The charity’s female employees have also set up a group, called the Mo Sistas, to organise a range of activities, such as a pub quiz and a Mo-themed bake sale.

Throughout the month, the organisation will also host Mo runs and organise moustache-grooming sessions.   

Owen Sharp, chief executive of Prostate Cancer UK, said: “Movember is a great way for all employees to raise funds and awareness of a very important issue, and I encourage Mo Bros and Sistas to get on board this month and urge their workplace to join in.

“Prostate cancer kills 10,000 men in the UK every year, while 40,000 men are diagnosed with it and 250,000 are currently living with the disease.

”The awareness that Movember brings each year raises the profile of this mounting problem, and helps Prostate Cancer UK build and maintain a movement for men.

“The funds received through the Movember Foundation are spent on research to find the answers to the many questions that continue to surround the disease and towards services to help support men living with the disease and their families.”