This year has presented challenges and obstacles which we could have never had imagined happening in our lifetime. With England entering a second lockdown on Thursday 5th November, it is safe to say that it will be a tough Winter ahead.
Even though we are still facing the pandemic, there are many people with their own battles which have continued to fight throughout 2020 and require a helping hand.
That is why this November, Synergy Technology will be taking part in Movember.
The Movember Movement
Movember are the global leading charity changing the face of men’s health, trying to raise funds and awareness for men’s mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer.
It has been proven that men are dying on average 6 years earlier than women, mainly due to preventable reasons.
Alarmingly, one man dies by suicide every minute of every day across the world. Alongside this, testicular cancer is the most common cancer among men aged 15 – 39 years of age and more than 1.3 million menare diagnosed with prostate cancer each year. Many men suffer in silence, dealing with the serious side effects of diagnosis and treatments, but it doesn’t have to be like this.
Movember are doing what they can with the money raised to connect with experts on a global scale, collaborating on projects that will change the way men in need are treated and supported. Their network allows for people to share research and results across borders, accelerating progress and taking action.
The Movember movement has grown tremendously in the past 17 years, growing from 30 supports in 2003 to over 6 million as of 2020. People have shown unity in the movement, inspiring and motivating change so that men across the world have a brighter future.
So far, the team at Movember have:
- Funded 1,250+ projects
- Partnered with 20 men’s health organisations
- Assisted in 20 countries.
To find out more about the projects they are funding, click here: https://uk.movember.com/report-cards
It’s time to take action
With that said, Synergy Technology, along with the rest of the Pure Synergy Group companies, have decided that it is time to step up to the plate once more. As a group, we will be doing our part to try and raise funds and awareness this Movember for all the dads, brothers, sons and mates in our lives.
Some of the team will be growing their marvellous moustaches and a few will be running/walking 60 kilometres throughout November. This year’s Move for Movember will be 60kms in total representing the 60 men we lose to suicide every hour.
As well as this, we have a couple of “moustache imposters” showing their support and cheering on the guys at Synergy in their fundraising efforts! Our family extends beyond our office walls and virtual meetings, in which our team’s family and friends love to get involved.
Over on our Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, you will be able to keep track of the team’s progress as the month goes on. We will be showing off our moustaches as they grow and our scenic walks and runs. For the people who are deciding to take part in Move for Movember, they will ensure that they remain safe at all times in their fundraising efforts and follow lockdown guidelines.
Make your Mark this Movember
If you would like to donate and cheer the team on, it would be greatly appreciated, and you will be helping to raise funds for men’s health on a global scale. Every penny matters in the fight towards a brighter future for men across the world.
You can visit our Movember fundraising page here: https://movember.com/t/pure-synergy-group?mc=1
Are you wanting to get involved yourself? There are various ways in which you can help to raise money and make a different in mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer.
Visit the Movember website for details: https://uk.movember.com
Do you need to speak with someone?
If you are ever worried that someone’s life is in immediate danger, call 999 or go directly to emergency services.