NEC Group raises Mo money for cancer charity
01-Dec-10by Annie Byrne
The NEC Group, which manages centres including The ICC Birmingham and National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham, has raised more than £1,000 for Movember. The 11-strong team, named The Cat’s Whiskers, donated their faces over the month of November to raise funds for men’s health charities around the world, with UK donations made to the Prostate Cancer Charity.Movember participants start the month clean shaven and are sponsored to grow a moustache over the next 30 days. Beards are forbidden and all moustaches must be kept neat and well groomed according to official rules.“The whole concept of Movember is really the same as if you commit to run or walk a certain distance and receive sponsorship,” said The Cat’s Whiskers team member Adam Lloyd. “This is a great campaign and a lot of fun and goes a long way to highlighting men’s health charities.“You do get a few strange looks on the train or walking around at the weekend, but this is for a brilliant cause and I know that we’re all really pleased to have been able to raise such a staggering amount in such a short time,” he added.