To mark the month of November, men around the world have been urged to get behind a moustache growing campaign to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer. The aptly named campaign, Movember, is being backed by four of our chefs at The Church Green, who are guaranteeing some serious facial hair styles!
The chefs have registered at www.Movember.com with a clean-shave face and then for the rest of the month, the men, known as Mo Bros, will groom, trim and wax their way into the hall of moustache fame.
The funds raised in the UK support the number one and two male specific cancers - prostate and testicular cancer. They are directed to programmes run directly by Movember and their men’s health partners, The Prostate Cancer Charity and the Institute of Cancer Research.
Aiden said, “Last year the UK campaign raised an amazing £11.7 million, so this year we thought we’d take part to help exceed that total. We will be asking diners if they wish to donate £1 to the cause in return to meet the moustaches!”
He continues, “We all like to have a bit of fun and raise money for great causes like this and we hope all our diners get behind us and pledge their support.
Movember, which first began in Melbourne Australia, has grown to become a truly global movement working to change attitudes men have about their health, to educate men about the health risks they face, getting them to act on that knowledge thereby increasing the chances of early detection, diagnosis and effective treatment.
We will be posting photographic evidence of the chefs moustache growth on twitter @aidenbyrne and @thechurchgreen as well as The Church Green facebook page, and people are encouraged to follow their progress and share their Movember stories and pictures with them.