Movem­ber chal­lenge was fun and a priv­i­lege to be part of

Over £800 raised for can­cer char­ity

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

Movem­ber has come to an e-Mo­tional end for the staff at the Re­former.

They were fi­nally able to shave off their ‘taches on Mon­day morn­ing after tak­ing part in the char­ity fundraiser in mem­ory of their beloved col­league, Brian Logue.

And be­tween them and Brian’s son, Chris, they have raised over £800 for char­ity.

Movem­ber aims to raise aware­ness of men’s health is­sues, but specif­i­cally prostate can­cer, tes­tic­u­lar can­cer and men­tal health.

Brian passed away last year, on Box­ing Day, hav­ing suf­fered from prostate can­cer.

Chris joined the four staff mem­bers for a spe­cial photo shoot to show off their fi­nal mousers be­fore they could fi­nally dig the ra­zors out.

And he ad­mit­ted his dad would have loved see­ing his work­mates do­ing their bit for a good cause.

Speak­ing last week, he said: “De­spite my dad loathing any form of fa­cial hair, side­burns in­cluded, he hated a mous­tache more than any!

“But he would be so proud The Re­former raised aware­ness of Men’s health in the lo­cal com­mu­nity and the whole fam­ily are so grate­ful to all the boys who took part and to ev­ery­one that do­nated to such an im­por­tant cause.

“A mas­sive thank you from my­self and the rest of the fam­ily and I’m sure I can speak for all the boys when I say Mon­day can’t come quick enough for the best shave of my life.”

Dozens of you do­nated through­out the past month, many of whom paid trib­ute to Brian along the way.

News of our mous­taches even reached the Scot­tish Par­lia­ment with 17 MSPs sup­port­ing a mo­tion from James Kelly prais­ing our ef­forts.

Money raised so far also in­cludes a £100 do­na­tion from our col­leagues at Me­dia Scot­land.

Re­former ed­i­tor, Kenny Smith, said: “We’re de­lighted to have had a bit of fun whilst fundrais­ing and also in­creas­ing aware­ness of men’s health.

“I hope that peo­ple in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang have a bit more of an idea of the is­sues in­volv­ing men’s health as a re­sult.

“Hav­ing shaved off my mous­tache, it’s a very strange feel­ing not hav­ing it now, as my up­per lip is now feel­ing the chill.

“Tak­ing part in Movem­ber was a new ex­pe­ri­ence for me, and it was an hon­our to be able to do it, to re­mem­ber our Brian. We know he’d have found it hi­lar­i­ous, and had a good laugh at our ex­pense.”

You can still back the Re­former’s Movem­ber ef­forts by donat­ing at www. mo­­glen­re­former.

“Our sin­cer­est thanks go to ev­ery­one who do­nated. Your support means the world to us,” said Kenny

Mo bro’s The Re­former staff were joined by Chris Logue to show off their Movem­ber ef­forts

Tache-tas­tic Re­former reader Alan Dun­nachie sent us this snap of his Movem­ber ef­fort to our Face­book site. He said: “Day 28 of Movem­ber - roll on Mon­day so I have a good shave.” We hear you Alan!

Sadly missed Re­former pho­tog­ra­pher Brian Logue lost his bat­tle with prostate can­cer on Box­ing Day last year

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