The Moustache Is Back At Ely's City Cycle Centre
By elypeople | Monday, October 29, 2012, 13:42
The staff at Ely's City Cycle Centre will be growing ridiculous moustaches this 'Movember' and it's all in a good cause as they attempt to raise money for charity.
Andrew Olley, manager of the City Cycle Centre Toy Department – he could soon look like this!
Philip Cox, manager of the City Cycle Centre Model Department – he could soon look like this!
City Cycle Centre's Daniel Loewenbein is growing a moustache for charity
Starting on the first of 'Movember', eight brave men at City Cycle Centre have volunteered to look vaguely ridiculous for a month in order to raise both money and awareness for prostate and testicular cancer charities. They currently sit 480th out of nearly 5000 teams taking part in this National event.
"We obviously look pretty daft without moustaches because we have raised some money without growing a whisker," said Andrew Olley, manager of the Toy Department at the famous Ely department store. "But we hope we can improve on this once people see how much sillier we look during November."
Each year City Cycle Centre donates over a hundred prizes to local charities, school and pre-school events, but this is the first time they have raised money directly. They would like to invite customers to join them. "Contact us in the shop, phone email, or message us on Facebook," said Philip Cox manager of the Model Department.
The team are not just taking part in order to annoy their partners, wives or girlfriends, although it does have this additional benefit. The funds raised in the UK by Movember are directed to programmes run directly by Movember, Prostate Cancer UK and the Institute of Cancer Research. Funds are used to support a broad range of innovative programmes in the areas of awareness, education, survivorship and research.
People can donate online at the Movember website or in store from the beginning of November.