Leeds firm raises over £1,000 for Charity

Published on Friday 30 December 2011 (12:00pm)

Ten employees from Leeds-based manufacturing firm Yamato Scale Dataweigh have raised more than £1,000 for The Prostate Cancer Charity by taking part in this year’s Movember moustache growing competition. 

The ten ‘Mo Bros’ – as everyone who took part in the initiative came to be known – had their final shaves on 31 October and spent the whole of November cultivating the best facial hair arrangement possible in aid of the charity. Ian Aitchison, Malcolm Gurney, Steven Spencer, Mark Wood, Stephen Dalton, Gavin Fisher, Chris Brooke, Dave Jafrate, Pat Bayliss and Lee Smith raised the money through sponsorship and donations from friends, whilst Yamato added to the final total.

Neil Fowell, Managing Director of Yamato Scale Dataweigh, commented: “Movember is a fantastic way of supporting the male cancer charity both from an awareness and a monetary point of view.  I was delighted that the team put so much enthusiasm into the initiative and am very proud to have raised more than £1,000 for the organisation. I would like to thank everyone who donated to the cause and of course, the Mo Bros themselves. I’m sure many of their families and friends were relieved that they were finally able to tidy themselves up!”