Movember is the month formerly known as November, where men join together to raise awareness and funds for men's health issues.
During November, 22 previously well shaven members of staff from across Bradford College, sprouted ‘tash tastic’ moustaches to raise vital funds specifically for prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men.
IT Customer Services Manager, Chris Clayton spearheaded the month long campaign and estimates that with the combined efforts of the ‘Bradford College moustache sporting clan’ they will have raised over £1000 for the worthy cause.
The moustache sporting members of staff included: Kevin Frost, Mark Campbell, Rolf Mason, Adam Brough, Nigel Redmond, Tony Bunn, Stuart Manners, Mark Ireland, Steve Smith, James Hopwood, Steve Harker, Bryan Outlaw, Chris Stott, John Glennon, Dave Burden, Rob Brown, Darren Barber, Ben Greaves and Adam Trunks.
The Movember campaign is responsible for the growth of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces around the globe and has grown in popularity over the last few years.
Active Universities Manager Ben Greaves was inspired to get involved in fundraising after his father was diagnosed with skin cancer and more recently lung cancer. Ben’s father is now in remission after having a small part of his lung removed. Ben explained further: “My dad went through cancer. He had malignant melanoma, which is skin cancer. They got rid of the cancer through his lymph nodes and then he got cancer in his lungs. He’s now in remission, but it could come back at any stage, so I’m really standing by the whole Movember campaign.
Ben reflected: “It’s so important to me now to try to raise money and awareness for cancer charities.”
Chris Clayton concluded: "Any attention we can draw to cancer and its terrible effects has got to be good.”
For full details visit: www.movember.com