‘Moustache’ to the Tyne Tunnels before Movember creations disappear
As part of its efforts to promote better health and wellbeing at work, TT2, the Tyne Tunnels operator, has actively encouraged staff to get involved in the internationally recognised ‘Movember’ campaign, to raise awareness of men’s health issues, and raise funds for the Movember charity at the same.Almost half of all male staff employed at the Tyne Tunnels took part in the month long fundraising campaign, growing moustaches for sponsorship. What’s more TT2 pledged to match whatever funds the twenty four ‘Mo Bros’ were able to raise, as well as offering a special prize for the best facial hair at the end of the month.
Rachel Turnbull, TT2’s Chief Executive Officer, said “It’s been very entertaining to watch these moustaches swirl their way into our office over the past month! I’m sure some of our customers must have found it amusing out on the toll plazas too. It’s created a real talking point, which is what Movember is all about, of course.”
“TT2 has a number of initiatives in place to support our staff in leading healthy lives. Men’s health doesn’t always get talked about as openly as women’s health issues, and Movember is a great way of tackling this issue in a light hearted yet powerful way. By showing our commitment as a company, with the matched sponsorship and the competitive element, we were able to encourage more of our staff to get involved, including female colleagues who have been proactive in seeking sponsorship and cheering on the moustache growers. It’s been a heart warming and team bonding activity that does so much good. We’re proud to support it.”
TT2 staff raised £365.30 in sponsorship money, which TT2 has matched pound for pound, resulting in a donation of £730.60 to the Movember Europe charity.
Movember is a moustache growing charity event held during November each year that raises funds and awareness for prostrate cancer and testicular cancer. Movember Europe is a registered charity in the UK, whose vision is to have an everlasting impact on men’s health. Funds raised for Movember go towards a number of programmes supporting this vision, including medical research and support for those living with cancer.