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Movember Concludes at Plumbworld


At the start of November, a large chunk of the Plumbworld team took to raising awareness for men's health by growing a moustache for the popular month deemed ‘Movember'. The small team raised a total of £80 which is considerably better than last year's effort...

Evesham, Worcestershire (PRWEB UK) 7 December 2012

Movember initially started out back in 2003 with less than 50 people taking part in Australia and raising no money at all. 8 years later and more than 850,000 globally were taking part and raised in excess of £79 million pounds.

This clearly shows just how quickly a global movement like Movember can catch on. The whole reason behind Movember is to promote and raise awareness for men's health issues; most prominently prostate and testicular cancer. Even if no money is raised by the people growing a moustache, they're still acting as a walking billboard as many people will take the time to comment on their mo', which prompts an explanation of the cause.

The 2012 Plumbworld Movember team named “Colonel Mustard's Awesome Moustaches” (CMAM) consisted of 9 people from the Commercial department, IT team and warehouse. The entire team managed to last the month and 8 of the 9 grew some fantastic looking moustaches; with the 9th member being female, she contributed by donating and motivating the mo' growers.

Steve Broadbent, Captain of CMAM was the big recruiter who pushed, persuaded and pressured as many people as possible to get involved in this fantastic movement. As can be seen, he was extremely successful and was proud to comment on the efforts of the Plumbworld team:
“Participating in Movember was a big deal to me as I believe that the cause is something to fight for and really worth promoting. Raising money was not our primary objective, but simply making people aware and being involved in something so widespread and inspiring is what made it worthwhile. I'm extremely happy the team did so well and the fact we raised more money than we expected made it even better; although it's a considerably small amount compared to the millions raised – it's nice to know we contributed in some way!”

Tom Chant (the fantastic face & mo' pictured to the side) also added his two-cents; “I took this opportunity to see if I was manly enough to grow a lustrous moustache like my team-mates and it didn't turn out too bad. I think a few relatives weren't that fond of it, but just knowing I was involved and making a difference made it worth the abuse!”

As Movember has officially come to an end, it's safe to say normal talk in the office about bath panels and showers has resumed in place of mo' related banter. For anyone interested in this general natter, check out the Plumbworld blog by clicking here...

The Plumbworld website is hosted on the large Online Home Retail network at present. The network already hosts 50 niche-specific websites which sell a whole range of products, varying from tents & gazebos to plant pots. This wide variety of products can be found at the following link: Online Home Retail Limited was originally Plumbworld Ltd back in 1999 and since then it has been bought by the Grafton Group PLC in 2006 and received a brand overhaul in June 2012. The business now employs close to 60 people in its purpose built warehouse and offices whilst turning over in excess of £20 million per year.

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