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NHS ‘Movember Brothers’ top fundraising chart
9:00am Tuesday 17th December 2013 in Local news
GPs and staff at NHS Leeds West Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) – which includes practices in Horsforth, Rawdon, Menston, Guiseley and Yeadon – have topped the NHS fundraising charts for Movember.
They raised £2,584 in aid of the Movember charity which supports men with cancer, specifically prostate and testicular cancers. The ‘Leeds West Mo Bro’s’ grew moustaches throughout the month and finished November as the highest fundraising NHS organisation in the UK.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men and is the second largest cause of male cancer deaths in UK.
Every hour one man dies from prostate cancer and over 40,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year. It’s estimated that by 2030, prostate cancer will be the most common cancer.
Simon Stockill, joint medical director at the CCG said: “It’s a fantastic achievement to have raised so much money. For a relatively small organisation to raise the most money out of the entire NHS is really something to be proud of.
“It was great to see everyone get involved – even the ladies at the CCG wore fake moustaches for the last day of the month to do their bit.”
Matt Turner, senior commissioning finance manager, and team captain of the Mo Bro’s said: “The team has done incredibly well to raise so much money. I just want to say a big thank you to everyone who donated so generously. I really enjoyed taking part and especially enjoyed our friendly rivalry with other Yorkshire NHS organisations – they definitely helped push us on to raise even more money.”
Take a look at all of the final moustaches grown during the month by visiting leedswestccg.nhs.uk/movember.