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College staff back Movember campaign…

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Wakefield College lecturers showcasing their moustaches as part of Movember...

Lecturers at Wakefield College’s Castleford Campus have helped raise more than £300 for charity as part of Movember – the awareness campaign that involves men growing moustaches for charity.

The participants took it upon themselves to grow and groom their moustaches for over 30 days, much to the amusement of students and fellow staff.

Wakefield College Progress Coach, Peter Raynes said: “I came up with the idea within the Automotive Department for a bit of fun and to raise money for Wakefield Hospice. We started with eight members of staff who took on the challenge with five who stuck with it until the end. It generated plenty of conversation and a few giggles too! A huge thank you to everyone who donated for such a worthwhile cause.”

Every year, around 80,000 men in the UK die from cancer, including lung, prostate and bowel cancer. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men and the second most common cause of cancer death for men in the UK, claiming the lives of around 10,000 men every year.

Movember, which was started in 2003 by two Australian individuals, now takes place in countries across the globe and has helped raise awareness around men’s health, while raising hundreds of millions for a number of charities.


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DATE: 5 December, 2017

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