At IQ-EQ, there were some great efforts made to support charities fundraising and raising awareness for men’s health throughout November.
We caught up with Dan from our London office, and those who took part in Male Uprising Guernsey to see how they got on!
The Movember initiative initially began in 2003, with 30 friends jokingly discussing bringing back the moustache, and managed to pull 30 other friends in, charging $10 each to join and giving the donations to the local mental health and prostate cancer trust (inspired by one of their friend’s mother who was fundraising for breast cancer). Fast-forward to today and since then they have had 5 million bros take part, they are the leading global charity changing the face of men’s health, taking on the issues of mental health, suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer. To date they have funded more than 1,250 men’s health projects around the world.
Movember this year in London
Dan shared his experience: “This year was obviously a very different year for everyone so obviously we mainly just wanted to spread the message of the charity but were incredibly lucky to receive so many donations too!
IQ-EQ will be donating £400 which will take my total to £585, and my rugby team (including this) will have raised £23,568 which is awesome!
Over in Guernsey
Some of our colleagues in the Guernsey offices joined in Male Uprising Guernsey. The focus of Male Uprising Guernsey (MUG) is to increase awareness and promote education around the symptoms and treatment of prostate, bowel and testicular cancers. Male Uprising Guernsey aims to get men, whatever their age, to be more confident, outgoing and questioning of their health symptoms. It has a £20 entry fee to fundraise for this cause.