Businessmen join ‘Movember’ fundraising efforts (From Bromsgrove Advertiser)

by Symptom Advice on November 29, 2011

Businessmen join ‘Movember’ fundraising efforts

4:30pm Wednesday 16th November 2011

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TOWN businessmen have vowed to put down their razors for the whole of November to grow moustaches for charity.

Matt Nicol from Nicol & co Estate Agents and Adam Lerston and Jamie Neville from White Label AV are taking part in the event dubbed Movember, which last year in the UK alone raised over £11.7 million for prostate and testicular cancer.

Mr Nicol said: ” I took part when I first opened the doors for my business in Droitwich back in 2009, the support from friends and family was fantastic and in the end me and some friends raised over £1,200. This year I plan on speaking to vendors and purchasers to try and raise even more money.”

The funds raised in the UK support the number one and two male specific cancers – prostate and testicular cancer. The funds raised are directed to programmes run directly by Movember and other men’s health partners, The Prostate Cancer Charity and the Institute of Cancer Research.

The other purpose of the event is to also raise awareness towards these cancers. Movember wants men to take responsibility for their health, prevent illness by leading a healthy lifestyle and understand the symptoms and signs in both themselves and others so they can appreciate when and how to seek help if needed.

anyone who would like to give to the charities can simply drop into the office in St Andrews Street, Droitwich, or go online to

• Spa-based firm Football Business, which sells five and six-a-side football league franchises in the UK, has vowed to donate all the money it makes in November to the Movember cause.

Football Business spokesman Paul Kemp said: “The evils of prostate and testicular cancer are well known. A few of the staff here have lost family members to cancer and we thought this would be a good way to help.

“Most of the players who play in the leagues we sell are young men and it is exactly that group in our society that Movember is attempting to get through to.

“If we can play our small part then we are thrilled to be able to do so.”

for more information contact or visit more information on the Movember initiative see

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