Countryside raises over £3,000 for men’s health


Last month saw teams from Countryside raising money for men’s health by growing moustaches for ‘Movember’ and taking part in the Movember Foundation’s Move challenge. We can now reveal that a grand total of £3,289 was raised.

The Movember Foundation is the leading charity tackling some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health problems, and suicide. The charity funds innovative research into men’s health and works to change the way health services reach and support men. In the last 15 years, the Foundation has funded more than 1,200 men’s health projects around the world.

Volunteers from Countryside signed up to the Move challenge, which required participants to run or walk 60 kilometres over the course of November. The 60 kilometres represents the 60 men lost to suicide every hour, worldwide. Four of the seven-strong Countryside team opted to row 60km, whilst two volunteers decided to run the distance, and one chose to swim 600 lengths. The Move team raised £1,261. Others from across the Countryside group opted to grow a moustache for Movember – the moustache team raised a total of £2,028.

The teams worked extremely hard to reach their goals – in true Countryside style! Together, they managed to raise more than three-thousand pounds for the Movember Foundation, which will help to reduce the number of men across the globe that are dying prematurely.