A Moorlands man is once again growing his moustache all in aid of raising money and awareness for charity. Paul Broadley, who lives in Cheadle, has taken part in the annual Movember challenge since 2012, and has, throughout those years, raised more than £5,000 for the charity which focuses on men’s health issues.
A Moorlands man is once again growing his moustache all in aid of raising money and awareness for charity.
, who lives in Cheadle, has taken part in the annual Movember challenge since 2012, and has, throughout those years, raised more than £5,000 for the charity which focuses on men’s health issues.
Movember is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s suicide. The Movember Foundation runs the Movember charity event, housed at Movember.com.
Paul, aged 68, is taking on the challenge again this year, even though he says he hates having a moustache.
He told the Times & Echo: “I hate having a moustache with a passion but I don’t want to just sit here listening about this issue, I want to try and do my bit to raise awareness that help is out there.
“I’ve not had any issues myself but I have seen it out there. According to one charity there is currently around 125 suicides every week in the UK – mostly men.
“That’s what hit home to me and I just wanted to do what I can to help out.”
Paul added: “This year I’m hoping to raise a lot more money and awareness as I have managed to get others to join me including two of my sons, Richard and John.
“It is more about raising awareness than money – blokes are rubbish at getting things sorted and talking about things.
“I want to raise awareness that there is help available. There are a number of organisations and charities out there who can help, such as Calm and Mind.
“Both of these charities have highlighted that suicide rates have gone up – particularly in men.
“The problem with men is that they try and tough it out but they need to talk about it.
“Too many men are ‘toughing it out,’ keeping their feelings to themselves and struggling in silence.
“Movember is aiming to reduce the rate of male suicide by 25 per cent by 2030, and I want to help them get there.”
Paul has already raised £250 through his Movember page this year. Anyone wishing to sponsor Paul can do so by going online to: movember.com/m/paulbroadley.
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