Just hours remain before the gallant Movember crew are allowed to wield there razors, and shave off the product of the last months growing. Between the team at parent company DHP, they have managed to raise a whopping £868 towards mens health causes – largely thanks to the generous support of friends, colleagues and families.
The global total for Movember stands at over £64,000,000 – money which will make a real difference to the lives of cancer sufferers everywhere.
What sets Movember apart from many other charity campaigns though is the ‘fun’ element- and staff at DHP have certainly had their fair share of that! Angling News Week Editor, Tom Scholey explained: “The banter always flows freely at DHP Towers, and with almost half of the male staff sporting some sort of facial hair, we have had lots more ammunition than normal!
We have even had to postpone our staff photo, because our HR manager feared we would look like a bunch of Mexican bandits from an old western if it went ahead this week!
Mo wearers have been compared to everything from Hulk Hogan to Super Mario, Freddie Mercury, and Carlos Valderrama. Mine has been particularly horrific. The biggest low point for me came on Wednesday morning, when I had a large glass of orange juice before work. I walked past the mirror on my way out, and my moustache was alive with tiny pieces of orange! I must admit, I am relieved to finally be able to take a razor to it. If it hadn’t been for such a good cause, I doubt it would have made it past the first week!”
Top fundraiser from the DHP team was Pole Fishing Editor, Jon Arthur, who generously agreed to donate all of his match winnings for the month of November to the cause. He had a very successful month, donating a total of £293 to the kitty.