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This month's focus: Movember

This month, in the spirit of Movember, we are talking to the men behind the moustaches: Mo Bros, whose tireless support makes the Movember Foundation a colossal global force for men's health.

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Volunteer Nick Cope shares what Movember means to him:

"I consider myself a Mo Bro. I’ve grown a Mo for the past 5 years now. I lost my father to prostate cancer in 1990, since then I’ve organised events and volunteered for many cancer charities. Once I heard about Movember I was hooked. I look forward to it every year now.

"Movember 2013 was an extra special year for me. I got married on Movember 13th so I couldn’t help having a Movember themed wedding breakfast. The 'tache had to go on the day though. There were moustaches for everyone, ranging from lollypops to cookies and stick on taches and Movember favours.

"I work in a prison environment and each year I recruit some of the prisoners and staff to volunteer and grow 'taches. They help get donations throughout the prison from other prisoners. Those who grow then compete for the Man and Miss of Movember for a bit of fun. We have quizzes throughout Movember, a staff pop quiz, we sell cookies and we raffle prizes.

"This year I hope to repeat the success of last year. Ill be recruiting more Mo Bros and hosting more quizzes as well as a 5 a side football tournament, a tache dash fun run and a tough guy assault course challenge – all to help raise money for Movember."

Find out how you can get involved in Movember.

 

Hosting a stand

Alister Walker At Dundee College3
Bob gives his tips on hosting an information stand, including setting up, appropriate places and handing out information. Find out more

Talking to the media

Westminster

John shares his experience in dealing with the media, and the importance of preparation before you speak to a reporter. Find out more

How you can make a difference

Jean Herd
Jean explains how one small act from a volunteer can make a huge difference. Find out more

Being a patient representative

Focus groups

Kenneth details the value of being a patient representative, taking part in focus groups and what you can learn from meeting others and sharing your views. Find out more