MOVEMBER: UK charity launches annual moustache-growing drive to fight cancer

Ilford – VIJAY SHAH British charity The Movember Foundation has launched its yearly Movember campaign to highlight its war on prostate cancer, which claims the lives of 11,000 men a year in the UK and will affect one in eight British males, according to figures by Prostate Cancer UK. Every November, men are encouraged to grow moustaches in any style they choose to help raise money to help fight cancer, as well as partake in other fundraising activities. The Movember campaign has broadened its scope in recent years from prostate  cancer to increasing awareness in men’s general health, mental illness, … Continue reading MOVEMBER: UK charity launches annual moustache-growing drive to fight cancer

THE REAL-LIFE SIDESHOW BOB?: Fundraising clown criminalised by UK council

  Manchester – VIJAY SHAH via SWNS digital A man dressed as a clown who was fundraising for victims of terrorism found himself accosted by council workers who confiscated his donations bucket, SWNS news agency reported this Friday. Pensioner Tommy Armstrong, from Greenock in Inverclyde, Scotland, had visited the city of Manchester in England to collect spare change for victims of the recent suicide bombing there, when employees of the Manchester city council approached him while he was about to collect donations for a special charity 10-kilometre fun run he was due to take part in. The council staff demanded … Continue reading THE REAL-LIFE SIDESHOW BOB?: Fundraising clown criminalised by UK council

WORK CHARITY EVENT: 3 Peaks Challenge with Informa

Multinational events and conferences company Informa is inviting its employees in the United Kingdom to participate in a special challenge this May to raise money for a young people’s charity. The Informa ‘3 Peaks Challenge’  will see volunteer employees participate in a special mountaineering expedition, all in aid of a worthwhile charity, that will see them scale three of Britain’s tallest and most majestic mountain peaks. Would-be Edmund Hillarys and Tenzing Norgays will be able to climb Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in England, and Snowdon in Wales; all in a space of only 24 hours. Ben Nevis will be … Continue reading WORK CHARITY EVENT: 3 Peaks Challenge with Informa