Bexley Council backs Movember

PUBLISHED: 11:47 27 October 2015 | UPDATED: 11:49 27 October 2015




Council workers, local footballers and businesses are taking part this year

Charity event Movember returns this month, and Bexley Council is backing local people to support the campaign.

Among those taking part this year are the Welling United squad, as well as staff at Bexley Council, Bexleyheath Marriott Hotel, Parkwood Leisure, Mobile Bar Hire, ML Fabcuts, the George pub, Bexley Masters Swimming Club and more.

The campaign sees men start the month of November clean shaven, and attempt to grow a moustache over 30 days as they receive sponsors from friends and family.

It was started to raise awareness of men’s health, in particular testicular cancer, prostate cancer, mental health and physical inactivity.

This year a key aim of the event is to encourage men to get more active, with local gyms offering free activities for men with or without moustaches.

On November 7, a 4km “Your Pace, No Race” challenge takes place at East Wickham Open Air, inviting people to come get active and take on the 4km challenge at whatever pace they choose.

The council’s acting chief executive, Paul Moore, said: “This is a great initiative to create awareness of some difficult men’s health issues and raise money for vital projects throughout the UK. I’ll be taking part in the 4km challenge, as it’s a great way to keep fit and test yourself.”

To join this year’s fundraiser, visit the Movember website.

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