Who would have thought simply growing a moustache during the month of November (Movember) would raise over £443 (since 2003) for men’s health charities? This year The Business Centre(Cardiff) Ltd are encouraging its serviced office customers to join in the fun and raise money by either growing a moustache or riding an exercise bike as part of a 500 mile bike challenge. They are quickly reaching their target and are creating a terrific buzz in the business centre, located in the Vale of Glamorgan. They are particularly looking for the best, fastest, funniest growing moustaches, otherwise known as a Mo.
The Business Centre (Cardiff) have partnered with Zokit Vale to raise funds for The Movember Foundation. Staff members, serviced office and virtual office customers are also being asked to take part in ‘MOVE for Movember’ using an exercise bike borrowed from the in-house gym, relocated to the reception area to help them complete a 500 mile bike challenge. Participants that can’t or don’t want to grow a Mo are taking 30 minute sessions, spread over an 8 hour day, to complete the 500 mile goal within a one month period.
Social media is playing a big part in the month long activity and the Business Centre (Cardiff) Ltd are publishing progress photos on Instagram and creating a photo gallery of Moustaches.
The Movember Foundation is the only charity tackling men’s health on a global scale, year round. It’s the first charity to receive cult brand status and NGO Advisor ranks it in the top 500 NGOs around the world. They’re addressing some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention. They know what works for men, and how to find and fund the most innovative research to have both a global and local impact. They’re independent of government funding, so can challenge the status quo and invest quicker in what works. In 13 years they’ve funded more than 1,200 men’s health projects around the world.
Participating countries include: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Hong Kong, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and USA