This year, people at the head office of Shepherds Friendly based in Cheadle, South Manchester, will be taking part in Movember by growing their moustaches to raise awareness and money for local cancer charity the Christie Fund based in Manchester.

Shepherds Friendly, is a local savings and insurance specialist which prides itself on being a mutual society, meaning all profits are either paid to its members in annual bonuses, or are reinvested back into the company.

To help boost Movember fundraising, a fund raising day will be held on the Tuesday 26th November where staff will be bringing in their own home cooked food and holding competitions for the best Moustache. Also, for those who can’t grow a Moustache, fake ones will be provided to wear on the day.

Movember started in Australia in 2004 as an initiative to raise awareness for men’s health, particularly prostate and testicular cancer, and has since become a worldwide phenomenon where people grow their Moustache’s over the course of November – all for a good cause.

So, we’ll sure to be showing off lots of moustaches’ and hopefully raise a nice little sum of money for the Christie Fund, which provides world class cancer treatment for people from all over the UK. The Christie treats all kinds of cancer, including the ones which most concern Movember such as prostate cancer.

So keep in touch with Shepherds Friendly to keep up to date with our progress of growing our moustaches and raising awareness and money for the Christie Fund.