Bromleys team took part in Movember and raised £281.00 for the men’s health charity which focuses on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health issues and suicide prevention.
During November, in addition to the traditional moustache growing, 10 participants combined their efforts to take part in the ‘Move in Movember’ 60km initiative which represents the 60 men we lose to suicide each hour, every hour across the world.
Through a variety of activities which included running, cycling, swimming and walking, the team’s final tally totalled an amazing 1199.08km which in old money, is approximately 745 miles!
The score board shows the distance covered and the activities undertaken:
- John Longworth – 228.8km – Cycling
- Jean Walker – 216.42km – Swimming/Walking
- Mark Hirst – 208.59km – Cycling
- Paul Westwell – 89.75km – Cycling
- Hannah Cox – 88.32km – Walking
- Anthony Theakston – 86.95km – Running
- Hannah Williams – 84.55km – Running
- Rob Johnson – 75km – Cycling
- Rachael Frankland – 60.7km – Cycling
- Olivia Bell – 60km – Walking
Meanwhile Paul Westwell, Martin Blaylock, Anthony Theakston and Anthony Nurney took to pouring Miracle Gro on their upper lips to grow their taches which in some cases, to limited effect!
Hannah Williams, a member of Bromleys’ Charity Committee and a Solicitor in the Care Proceedings and Children Services team said: “A lot of fundraising events have gone by the wayside of late due to the Covid-19 restrictions but having been a keen supporter of Movember in the past, this was one we could certainly take part in.”
“It was great to see such a diverse range of people taking part and John Longworth, who won’t mind me divulging his age of 74 years, topped the leader board with a staggering 222.8km.”
“We are so grateful for all the donations received via our Movember team page https://movember.com/t/team-bromleys?mc=1. Every donation really does make a difference to funding men’s health projects and you can find out more at https://uk.movember.com/?home.”
Main Image: Courtesy of Movember