The community and charitable ethos of Crown Highways has been in effect for some time. The company supports its local community in a number of ways, from helping with the local Christmas tree installation to sponsoring talented local athletes.
Recently, Crown Highways has taken giving to a more mainstream cause, with a number of the Crown team firstly removing all facial hair, and then subsequently re-growing moustaches to support the Movember cause.
Movember – the legend of the moustache
Movember is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as anxiety, prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s suicide.
Since its inception, Movember has become a global phenomenon when it comes to tackling men’s health issues.
In 2003, 2 Australian friends devised an idea to try and bring back the unfashionable moustache as a fashion trend. The 2 friends found 30 men willing to take on the challenge.
By 2004, the ante was upped and Movember was developed into the fundraising charity it is today, raising over £20,000 for men’s mental health projects.
Today in 2019, Movember has over 5 million registered participants and has of ranking of 49 on the top 500 non-governmental organisations in the world.
Crown Highways – It’s Mo time
Four members of the Crown Highways team decided to ‘grow a mo for a bro’ and take on the month-long challenge. Bare faces rather fittingly at the ready as Halloween dawned, November 1st saw the start of Movember for Crown MD Mike Dale, Procurement Manager Richard Lamb, Health & Safety Manger Pete Benton and Senior QS Andy Austin.
The collective effort of the Crown team raised a fantastic total of £1,525 for the Movember cause. You can continue to donate by visiting – https://moteam.co/crown-highways
With the good taken care of by way of a great donation, it’s time for the bad and the ugly as we take a look at the results of the facial hair frenzy:
Mike Dale: ‘The Keith Lemon’
The perfect strawberry blonde blend from Mike in keeping with the host of Celebrity Juice.
Richard Lamb: ‘The Merv Hughes’
This handlebar is the epitome of cult hero status as Richard does his best impression of the Cricketing icon.
Pete Benton: ‘The Freddie Mercury’
Shapely and well kept, a beautiful effort that has shades of one of the greatest showmen of all time.
Andy Austin: ‘The Tom Selleck’
Strong, walrus style top lip growth from Andy in the style of the Magnum, P.I star.
With all jokes aside, Mike Dale spoke about the cause:
“We decided to get involved in Movember as the campaign for awareness of men’s mental health continues to snowball.
“The mental health and suicide figures in men, and in particular men in construction are incredibly alarming, so we thought it was a great cause to throw our enthusiasm behind. It’s given our team a few laughs along the way and the 4 of us have really enjoyed trying to ‘out mo’ each other.
“I’m really proud of our team for sticking together and seeing it through- trust me, there were days looking in the mirror that the only thing we wanted was the razor!
“We’re now really proud to handing over our donation to the charity and would encourage anybody to get involved in this great cause for 2020 and beyond.”