A team of consultants from the Royal Bournemouth Hospital will be growing moustaches during November to raise money and awareness of men’s health issues.
To support the hospital’s ‘Moustaches for November’ campaign, taches of all shapes and sizes will be sprouting from the upper lips of the team of consultants in the Urology Department at the hospital. As well as raising money, the aim is to raise awareness of men’s health issues that are treated at the hospital such as testicular and prostate cancer.
All funds raised by staff in the Urology Department will be donated to this department through the Bournemouth Hospital Charity.
At RBH, approximately 550 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year and hospital staff are asking people to reward their efforts by making a donation, or even join them in the facial hair charity challenge.
Joshua Phillips, Consultant Urological Surgeon at RBH, said: “Raising awareness of issues that affect men is really important and the urology team want to encourage others to sprout a moustache to help us generate worthwhile funds. One in nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime and therefore in this year alone 40,000 new cases of the disease will be diagnosed in the UK.”
Lindsey Sturman, RBH Fundraising Manager, added: “As from 1 November the Moustaches for November hospital team will selflessly commit to the tireless task of grooming, trimming and even waxing with the aim of creating a fine moustache in aid of the Bournemouth Hospital Charity.
“People can support these ambitious men by donating and encouraging them during this month-long event and celebrating their new found facial hair.”
To get involved, you can register your crumb catcher or donate via www.virginmoneygiving.com/charities/bournemouthhospitalcharity