Keynsham coffee shop team grow their 'mos' to join conversation about men's health this Movember

Published on: 05 Nov 2016

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Four coffee shop workers are hoping to create a bit of a stir throughout November to raise money to support men’s health.

A group of men who work together at Costa Coffee in Keynsham High Street are taking part in Movember, joining “Mo Bros” across the UK in growing moustaches during the month in exchange for sponsorship.

Lee Fellows, 29, is being joined in the challenge by colleagues Luke Bryant, Harry Hodge and Callum Carr, all 17, as they raise awareness and vital funds for the charity.

Lee said: “The inspiration for taking part was simple, to raise funds and, equally important, raise awareness of various men's health issues that often go undiagnosed because men fail to check themselves often enough or talk about their health. Movember aims to tackle issues such as testicular and prostate cancer, suicide prevention and mental health issues.

“I think beside the fundraising aspect the most important thing we can do is try to remove the stigma some men face around their health and get informed of what we can do such as testicular checks at home or a prostate exam at the doctors, and who is available if they need support.”

It’s the first year the team has got involved in the Movember challenge and Lee added: “The amount we raise this year will act as next year’s target so any donation big or small really will help!”

The group have also thanked boss Mieke and Costa for supporting the event. 

Movember began in Australia in 2003 and its foundation, which aims to reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25 per cent by 2030, has funded more than 1,200 men’s health projects around the world.

People can support Lee and the team at http://mobro.co/costakeynsham and find out more about the charity and its work at www.movember.co.uk

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