Turf Tank Teams Up with Scottish Universities to Support Movember

Charmian Robinsonin General Interest

Industry leading robotic line marking company, Turf Tank, teams up with Scotland-based universities to support this month's annual moustache-starring campaign for leading men's health charity, Movember.

Scotland-based universities, Heriot-Watt, and Strathclyde, who are existing Movember Ambassadors, both allowed Turf Tank, an autonomous line marking robot company, to paint its iconic mo across its very own sports fields.

Now in its 19th year, Movember is just days away from encouraging its Mo Bros around the UK to band together to bravely sacrifice their upper lips in support of men's mental health, suicide prevention, prostate cancer, and testicular cancer.

Movember's Country Director for UK and Europe, Anne-Cecile Berthier, said: "It's a real pleasure to have received support from Turf Tank, Herriot-Watt, and Strathclyde University this year as we've been able to continue to raise awareness for men's health in a way we've never once done before.

"Being able to replicate our moustache on such a large scale really does help to amplify our message - men are dying too young. Support like this we admire as it helps us to spread the message far and wide, so together, we can change the face of men's health."

According to a recent report released by the men's health charity, in the UK, 3 out of 4 suicides are by men. 1 in 8 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime and testicular cancer continues to be the most diagnosed cancer in young men.

Movember wants to encourage men to speak up when things get tough, and the work that Turf Tank, Herriot-Watt, and Strathclyde University has allowed the charity to create will hopefully spark conversations which could ultimately save lives.

To date, Movember has welcomed six million supporters and helped fund 1,250 innovative health projects across twenty countries. But we are not done yet. To donate or learn more, please visit uk.movember.com.


TIPS TO GROW YOUR MO

  • Be prepared: Choose the moustache that will grace your face by browsing the inspirational Movember Mo Style Guide. But embrace the moustache that nature gives you because whatever you grow will save a bro.
  • Be brave: The first few days, even weeks, can be uncomfortable as your Mo takes shape. Ride it out to encourage donations.
  • Ignore the itching: Remind yourself that men have endured worse in the past. You can stand a little face tickle.
  • Shape your moustache: Get across all the proper grooming techniques. A great Mo comes down to great grooming.
  • Nurture it and keep it clean: Look after your Mo, and your Mo will look after you.

OTHER WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

  • Move for Movember- Commit to running or walking 60kms over the month. That's 60kms for the 60 men we lose to suicide each hour, every hour across the world. You can join a team or run solo.
  • Host a Mo-ment- Rally a crew and do something fun. Hosting is all about having a good time for a good cause. And you can always put a virtual spin on your plans. The best part? Virtual events are easy to organise, cheap to run and you can go in your slippers. Think an online gaming tournament, Mo Bingo, or a virtual trivia night.
  • Mo Your Own Way- A choose-your-own-adventure challenge, epic in scope and scale. You make the rules. You set the limits and chase them down. Take a hike, run a relay, ride from Land's End to John O'Groats. Get creative, push your limits, and inspire donations with sheer grit.

Why do we do it again?

  • Globally, we lose one man every minute to suicide
  • Three out of four suicides in the UK are men
  • One in 8 men in the UK & Ireland will receive a diagnosis of prostate cancer in their lifetime
  • Over 333,500 men are living with or beyond prostate cancer in the UK
  • Testicular cancer is the most diagnosed cancer in young men
  • To date, Movember has welcomed six million supporters and helped fund 1,250 innovative health projects across twenty countries. But we are not done yet.

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