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College Mo Bros support November Movember

Dec 05 2013

During November, Lowell Williams, Principal of Dudley College and Wayne Thomson, an Engineering Lecturer at the college changed their appearance and the face of men's health by both growing moustaches.

The appearance of facial hair on these two Dudley College 'Mo Bros' has not only raised a whopping £743 but also promoted awareness for the often ignored issues of men's health, by prompting conversations wherever they go.
Every November Movember is responsible for the sprouting of millions of moustaches around the world. With their "Mo's" men raise vital funds and awareness for prostate and testicular cancer and mental health.

Lowell Williams explained "Being an 'accessible' Principal 'at one' with the students has many advantages. But every now and again it back fires. One such time was when an unassuming student from Dudley Sixth nonchalantly asked me whether I'd help in a Dudley Sixth charity event. 'Of course', said I, without a moment's thought. 'Excellent' said the student, 'Will you do Movember?' Obviously I said I'd do it to support the student's charity work and help fight the good fight for men's health.

Wayne's reason for supporting Movember is more pertinent, as cancer has had a huge impact on his life. He has lost members of his family and a close friend to prostate cancer and his uncle is currently receiving treatment for prostrate, liver and kidney cancer.

Wayne has also been diagnosed with thyroid cancer, but after radioactive treatment has been told his cancer has not spread, but he will need further treatment. However, he's postponed his treatment as his wife had been diagnosed with a brain tumour and there is a very high possibility that she also has cancer on one of her ovaries, so the two health authorities treating her are currently trying to arrange a joint operation.

Wayne said "Anything that can help fund research and awareness is a good thing in my eyes and my 'silly' moustache is a minor inconvenience."