HMG guys grow mo’s for charity

Published:  08 December, 2010

MANCHESTER: Never mind the snow, there’s been a flurry of facial hair at HMG Paints’ head office. Male members of staff have been growing moustaches throughout November in support of the Prostate Cancer Charity, under the banner of the Movember Challenge.

More than twenty lads started off the moustache-growing marathon, although some gave in to itches and resumed shaving, but a gallant 15 persevered and are now hoping to raise at least £500, through donations to



The original idea for the Movember Challenge came from the home of outrageous moustaches, Australia, and soon spread to the UK, US and the rest of the world. The men of Movember commit to growing a moustache for 30 days, starting clean shaven on 1st November, with the resulting moustaches becoming a visible symbol for men’s health.

Globally, Movember has raised £26 million for men-specific charities, channelling the money into a number of research and awareness initiatives. HMG’s Movember crew is supporting the UK’s leading voluntary organisation working with people affected by prostate cancer, a number of them having relatives who have experienced the disease.

In the picture, top row, left to right: Graham Miller (colour matcher, Moston), Neil Dawes (foreman, Whitefield), Paul Newton (technician, Moston), Mike Newton (maintenance manager, Moston), Nigel Sykes (colour technician, Salford), Glenn Reid (lab technician, Swinton), Steve Rawson (sales rep, Astley) and Paul Booth (sales orders, Bolton).

Bottom row: Nathan Rayner (chargehand, Moston), Paddy Dyson (marketing, Stockport), Russ Williams (foreman, Moston), Steve Plunkett (driver, Collyhurst) and Paul Sheppard (lab manager, Stockport).

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