Movember challenge was fun and a privilege to be part of
Over £800 raised for cancer charity
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. mobro.co/rutherglenreformer.
“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