The Hever Castle Movember challenge sees staff growing moustaches or taking on 60k challenges to raise funds and awareness of men’s mental health.
CEO Duncan Leslie and Head Greenkeeper Rob Peers are leading the moustache growing while Sarah Cole, Helen Francis, Beth Nicholson and Lisa Allen from the marketing department have pledged to walk or run 60k.
The 60k represents the 60 men who are lost to suicide each hour, every hour across the world.
Movember is the leading charity changing the face of men’s health on a global scale, focusing on mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer.
The charity raises funds to deliver innovative, breakthrough research and support programmes that enable men to live happier, healthier and longer lives.
The charity is also working to encourage men to stay healthy in all areas of their life, with a focus on men staying socially connected and becoming more open to discussing their health and significant moments in their lives. The charity’s vision is to have an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health.
Brendan Maher, Movember’s Global Director of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention said: “Not surprisingly, our research confirmed COVID-19 has hit men pretty hard, both in the UK and globally. The statistics show men are anxious and uncertain about the future.
“Many guys are isolated and disconnected from their usual social support networks. The places men usually go to have those shoulder-to-shoulder conversations with their mates, like going out for a drink or a bite to eat, watching or playing sport, or going to the gym, have been severely reduced.
“We know men aren’t great at asking for or seeking help at the best of times, so we need to do as much as we can to buffer some of the problems they’re facing now. The programs Movember have delivered this year will make a meaningful impact going forward,” he said.
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