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Movember 2017

By Tracy Ridgley on 02-Nov-2017 16:45:59

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A late result has just been received - Chris Lang, you've done us proud ... But you haven't won ...! 

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The main man himself thinks he's won - what do you think?




Craig's looking rather smug - I think he thinks he's won ...!



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And as for Peter - he looks like he's lost a fiver and found a pound. ...!


Some of the Celerity MoBros Team looking extremely pleased with themselves ... and so they should be...!

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Well done to everyone who has taken part - Chris Roche, Chris Hall, Craig Aston, Peter  Burn and Chris Lang - you've been amazing during Movember and thank you so much to everyone who has donated .... however, it's still not too late to press the button below ...!

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The second week of Movember brings Mr Roche and his very own efforts of growth, which he looks very proud of... come on guys and gals I think he needs a little more encouragement don't you -  and the only way is to .... DONATE...!!!

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We are into our first week of Movember and things seems to be ‘growing’ well, although Craig Aston seems to be looking distinctly like Renè from ‘Allo ‘Allo…! However, Chris Lang is clearly too ashamed to show his face and Peter Burn looks decidedly unhappy about the whole thing!

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Watch out for more updates coming soon …..



MO PIC.pngShaz Mo.jpgAs the nominated ‘MoSista’ for Celerity I’m delighted to announce that Celerity are taking part in this year’s Movember Campaign for the 6th consecutive year. Ok so we probably haven’t raised a huge amount of money during this time but if everyone raised as much as us, maybe the statistics of success mentioned below would rise. So … please take the time to read what Movember is all about – 5 minutes of your time is all I’m asking – make yourself aware of the dangers men are facing on a daily basis …. then we’ll get to the fun stuff …. and then I’m hoping you will dig deep and donate.


How to donate: Click on any of the donation buttons below and press ‘Donate to Team’


donate crop.pngThe Frightening Facts and why Movember, MoBros and MoSistas are taking action

The state of men’s health is in crisis. Men experience worse longer-term health than women and die on average six years earlier. Prostate cancer rates will double in the next 15 years. Testicular cancer rates have already doubled in the last 50 years. Three quarters of suicides are men. Poor mental health leads to half a million men taking their own life every year. That’s one every minute!

Our fathers, partners, brothers and friends are facing this health crisis and it’s not being talked about. We can’t afford to stay silent.

It is Movember’s aim to reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25%

By prioritising the funding of three of the biggest health issues faced by men Movember ensure that they’re having long-term, global impact.


donate crop.pngProstate Cancer - In the UK, every 45 minutes 1 man dies from prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the 2nd most common cancer in men, and rates are on the rise. By 2030 there’ll be 1.7 million men living with prostate cancer. It’s already killing hundreds of thousands of men each year, and those who survive face serious side effects.

By 2030 Movember will have helped halve the number of men dying from prostate cancer


donate crop.pngTesticular cancer – strikes early – it’s the most common cancer in men under 40

In most cases, the outcome for men with testicular cancer is positive, but a 95% chance of survival is no comfort to the 1 man in 20 who won’t make it. When testicular cancer strikes, it strikes young – between 15 and 40 years old.

By 2030 Movember will have helped halve the number of men dying from testicular cancer


donate crop.pngMental Health and Suicide Prevention – every minute a man dies from suicide

Globally, the rate of suicide is alarmingly high, particularly in men. On average, we lose a man to suicide every minute of every day. 3 out of 4 suicides are men. Too many are toughing it out and struggling alone.

By 2030 Movember will help reduce male suicides by 25%

Now for the fun bit …

Celerity Directors Chris Hall, Chris Roche, Craig Aston, Technical Delivery Manager Peter Burn and Technical Consultant Chris Lang and are taking part in this year’s Movember Appeal on behalf of Celerity, and I’m hoping to have more participants confirmed by my first update – In the meantime here are some of the participants looking “beautifully clean shaven” … and as the weeks go past they will begin to look “slightly dishevelled” and hot competition will ensue as they vie for the ‘top tashe award’.

For the participants: Grow a Mo, Save a Bro


  • Your Moustache makes a difference – trucker, regent, connoisseur or wisp – no matter the shape or style of your Mo this Movember, your face can inspire donations, conversations and real change.
  • The Moustache is our ribbon – a little facial hair goes a long way. More than just follicles on your face, your Mo is a ribbon – reminding the people in your life of the importance of men’s health.
  • Why Grow a Mo? – men are facing a health crisis that isn’t being talked about. They are dying too young, before their time.  We’re taking action and we need your help.

Come on ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, please donate to this very worthy cause and help make Movember 2017 the most successful to date.

Thank you, Sharon Brown, Celerity’s MoSista

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Mo Facts

  • Albert Einstein had a moustache for over 50 years
  • The world’s longest moustache is believed to be a 14ft monster belonging to Ram Singh Chauham of Rajastan, India, who regularly massages it with mustard and coconut oil to keep it healthy
  • In 1967, the Beatles gave away cardboard moustaches with their album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
  • Police in a district in India’s Madhya Pradesh state are being paid to grow moustaches because bosses believe it makes them command more respect.
  • A one-month-old moustache is capable of holding approx. 30ml of liquid or around 10% of a glass of beer before leaking its contents down the face of the owner
  • Salvador Dali published a book dedicated solely to his moustache
  • The average human hair grows at a rate of 0.014 inches a day, or about 5-6 inches a year
  • There are between 10,000 and 20,000 hairs on a man’s face
  • Men with moustaches are more attractive. FACT

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Tracy Ridgley

Written by Tracy Ridgley