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Council staff embrace 'Movember'

The charity craze sweeping the world, ‘Movember’ is now here and the ‘Mo Bro’s and Mo Sisters’ at Bedford Borough Council have risen to the challenge to raise money and awareness about men’s health.

 

During November each year, ‘Movember’ is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on millions of men’s faces in the UK and around the world. The aim of Movember is to raise awareness and vital funds for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men. Since its conception in Melbourne, Australia in 2003 the campaign has raised over £106m and is gaining in global popularity each year.

 

Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November and through their actions and words raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health.

 

Staff from across the Council have committed to the cause as they groom, trim, wax or just grow their way into the annals of fine moustachery as the month progresses. Mo Sistas have added their support helping to raise funds by seeking sponsorship for their colleagues’ Mo-growing efforts.

 

As well as staff the Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson has also signed up to the campaign and will be shaving his trademark beard as part of the campaign.

 

Chief Executive of Bedford Borough Council, Philip Simpkins said:

 

 “Anything that raises awareness and generates funds for health issues is always a worthy cause. Movember has gone from strength to strength since its beginnings and I am pleased that staff at Bedford Borough Council have embraced the charitable spirit to help raise money for prostate cancer and other health issues effecting men.”

 

Staff will be continuing to nurture their facial follicles throughout the month while they hope to raise both funds and awareness amongst their colleagues.

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