Moustaches for Movember

It’s official, November is now known as ‘Movember’. Men all over the world are donating their upper lip and doing their bit for charity this month by growing moustaches. From the Wisp, The Trucker, to the Undercover Brother there are plenty of moustache styles to go for. Owner of at-home care company, Home Instead Senior Care in Crewe, Russell Sime is cultivating his own creation to help raise awareness and funds for men’s health, specifically prostate and testicular cancer.

The generous men, known collectively as ‘Mo Bros’, donate their upper lip for the month to change the face of men’s health. With one man dying of prostate cancer every hour in this country, and fewer men than women getting check ups, the campaign is important in order to change the understanding and attitudes men have towards their health.

Russell commented, “We work on a daily basis caring for older people in their own homes and we are aware that many men particularly older men are always very reluctant to get help, let alone go to the doctor. Movember is such a fantastic campaign and if it helps get just one more man to look after their health and get regular checkups then it will be well worth it. The organisers have also made it so much fun and it’s rather visible, you can’t hide your new look! I had threatened my wife with keeping it after the official cut it off date 30th November, but as she reminded me moustaches don’t really suit me!”

The funds raised are directed to programmes run directly by Movember and their men’s health partners, The Prostate Cancer Charity and the Institute of Cancer Research.

If you would like more information about the campaign visit http://uk.movember.com and to sponsor Russell’s bristly challenge, please visit http://uk.movember.com/mospace/1948138/.

For more information about Home Instead Senior Care in Crewe please call 01270 611555 or visit www.homeinstead.co.uk.

A group of Home Instead CAREGivers talking
Family welcoming a Home Instead care manager into their home