Recycling Lives shaves goodbye to Movember

As the Mo Bros at Recycling Lives wave – or indeed shave! – a fond farewell to Movember 2012, the tremendous ‘tache-growing team is proud to have raised £205 in aid of men’s health charities!

Staff at Recycling Lives took part in this year’s Movember initiative in order to spread the word about men’s health in a very visible way. As most of Recycling Lives’ staff are men, it was important to get the message out that health checks – particularly for men’s cancers, such as prostate and testicular cancer – weren’t something to be taken lightly. So, while the moustaches that our Mo Bros managed to grow looked pretty daft, the message was a serious one.

Recycling Lives Movember team included a wide range of staff members across a number of the company’s sites, which meant that there was no escape for anyone hoping to avoid a glimpse of the magnificent moustaches!

At the Recycling Lives Centre on Essex Street, Adam Ainscough, Mark Channing, Neil Flanagan and even one of the charity’s Residents, Paul Blach, took part. Meanwhile, at Recycling Lives Recycling Park, Robert Jackson, Tom Carysforth-Nadin, Alasdair Jackson, Danny Jackson, Simon Green, Lee Billings and Lee Ward were the hairy heroes. And, finally, at Recycling Lives’ Red Scar and Leyland facilities, Tom Gravestock, Damien Snape, Chris Wylie and Phillip Tuson flew the flag for facial fuzz.

Marketing Manager Adam Ainscough commented:

“Recycling Lives is a company that cares about its staff’s welfare. The majority of our workforce is made up of the lads out on our sites, and we wanted to send them a very clear sign that their health is really important – both to us and them. I think it’s safe to say that the weird and wonderful range of moustaches displayed throughout the month – by everyone from Residents to directors – did just that!

“We’re all really pleased with the way things went in Movember, and we’re proud to be able to donate £205 to the good causes that the initiative supports. Don’t tell our wives, but I reckon we’ll be back at it next year!”

For photos of Recycling Lives’ Mo Bros, visit the company’s Movember team page or Facebook page – be warned, though: it’s a scary sight!

For information and support on men’s cancers, visit this BBC Health site, which has a wide range of resources, or – better still – go and have a chat with your doctor!