13:38 Monday 09 December 2013

Butchers maintain furry upper lip for Movember


A UTTOXETER butcher has raised awareness and cash for cancer sufferers by taking part in a month-long moustache-growing challenge.

‘Movember’ is an initiative aiming to help charities looking after men’s health and highlight the threat of illnesses including prostate cancer.

Edmonston’s butchers, in the Maltings, encouraged its male staff to get growing and raised £300.

Other butchers in and around town also helped with the Meat Tashes team that raised £180 through online donations.

David Edmonston, who runs the Maltings store with his wife, Becky, said: “Thanks to our customers and Meat Tashes, which was set up by myself on the Movember UK website.

“I’d like to extend a big thanks to David Sargeant and Raymond Alcock, who both raised the most online.

“Myself and Becky would like to thank the everyone for joining in, especially those who donated.

“Our staff have offered a lot of support in raising the awareness of prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s mental health.

“The reason for doing this for me was to help change the face of men’s health, raise awareness and discuss men’s health with customers.

“The response from the men in the shop was unexpected because men usually don’t like talk about it.

“Whatever age you are, if you find abnormalities on your body or pains in places you’ve never before or pass blood, don’t be stubborn or embarrassed to tell some one about it sooner rather than later.”

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