Posted: 05.11.19 at 16:09 by Suzannah House
Staff at Orme Ltd, an award-winning architectural practice based in Baltonsborough, are putting their creativity to the test to raise funds for men’s health by taking part in Movember.
The Movember Foundation was created so that individuals could grow a moustache throughout November to help raise vital funds towards preventing males from dying too young; a small solution to a very large issue.
As well as designing well insulated, sustainable houses to keep occupants warm, Orme are keeping their top lips warm by growing moustaches for charity.
Edd Medlicott, managing director, said: “We all have dads, brothers, sons and friends in our lives for whom this research may prove to be lifesaving in the future.
"We are therefore proud to be doing our bit to support Movember UK with their one goal: to stop men dying too young.”
Movember is an organisation that has currently funded more than 1,250 ground-breaking men’s health projects around the world.
Originating in 2003 by two friends in Australia, Movember has developed into a global charity gaining the support from more than five million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to raise funds to invest into health projects on a worldwide scale.
Movember prioritises funding for the three largest issues facing men’s health today which are prostate cancer and testicular cancer together with mental health and suicide prevention, working endlessly to ensure that all of the funds raised significantly provide an impact on the male health crisis.
Aside from growing a moustache, there is the option to "move for Movember" which entails walking or running 60 kilometres over November for the 60 men that we lose to suicide every hour with men accounting for 75 per cent of all suicides.
All of the research that the Movember Foundation carries out contributes to the prevention of men dying too early and their aim is to reduce this by 25 per cent by 2030 and they believe with the help and support of the public, particularly with companies and individuals supporting Movember such as Orme, this is an achievable target.
Orme's progress can be followed on social media over the month or if you wish to join them in supporting the charity aiming to beat men’s health on a global scale all year round, donations can be provided to Movember through Orme’s website, via the red button below.