Under the guise of Movember a group of willing volunteers from KMF (Precision Sheet Metal) have braved the insults and jokes to raise a significant amount to fight prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men.
The entire team at KMF is regularly involved with fundraising, but on this occasion, it was definitely 'Men Only' as a group of employees joined the Movember campaign to raise money to support the fight against male-specific diseases, such as prostate and testicular cancer.
A group of 40 discarded their razors to grow a wide array of moustaches, some more successfully than others.
The result was they raised £2500 in sponsorship, to which was added £1500 from the KMF bonfire and firework party to take the total to a lip curling £4000.
Spice was added to the challenge with a prize being offered for the best moustache, the recipient being Lyndon Royall.
"Once again the team at KMF has done a fantastic job in raising money for good causes and had some fun in the process. As a company, we are aware that we can help make a difference by supporting charities and events such as Movember and it is pleasing that every member of our staff can, and does, get involved," said Managing Director Gareth Higgins
The funds raised go to programmes run directly by Movember and its men's health partners, The Prostate Cancer Charity and the Institute of Cancer Research.
Together, they work to support a broad range of innovative, world-class programmes. For more information on the Movember work, please visit the following: http://uk.movember.com/ http://www.prostate-cancer.org.uk/ http://www.icr.ac.uk/