MALE staff at software firm Ideagen were bristling with confidence at work last month as they helped to raise vital funds and awareness of men’s cancer and mental health during their annual Movember challenge.
Kind hearted staff dug deep to help the team of gentlemen raise over £350 after they donated their faces – or more accurately their top lips – for the entire month of November.
Under the team name of Qualitash – a humorous play on the company’s expertise in the quality management field – the team’s impressive display of moustaches raised funds and awareness for prostate and testicular cancer and mental health.
Ideagen’s Movember team Captain, George Hall, was delighted with the efforts of his colleagues.
He said: "It has been a great effort from everyone at Ideagen once again and I would like to thank them all for their hard work. As well as the guys who physically took part in growing a moustache, our efforts were also boosted by a few other colleagues who helped us reach our target by digging deep and donating to the cause.”
The Movember event has risen in stature over the past few years to become something of a global phenomenon with men and women taking part all across the globe. The rules are that participants had to be cleanly shaved for November 1st, and then forbidden to trim their top lip for the rest of the month.
George added: "Although this is a bit of fun, there is still a serious element to it and I am very proud once again to have raised such a magnificent amount for a worthy cause. It has been a great effort from everyone involved and from everyone who supported us. Thank you." Pictured: Left to Right – Ideagen’s Qualitash team of Chris Evans, George Hall, Andrew Bryson, David Marshall, John Bruen and Shazhad Zubair.