Residents and staff at RMBI Care Co. Home Shannon Court in Hindhead supported Movember this week to raise awareness of men’s health issues.
Ladies and gentlemen at the Home, some in their 90s, donned fake moustaches and cheesy grins to pose for photos. Residents, their families and staff all enjoyed a moustache themed afternoon tea and quiz while wearing their moustaches.
Movember, the month formerly known as November, is when brave and selfless men around the world grow a moustache and women step up to support them, all to raise awareness and funds for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer and male suicide.
The Home’s Deputy Manager, Sam Oliver, said: “Supporting Movember was a fun way for our Home to raise awareness of men’s health. When we did the quiz, the residents were laughing so much, it was a beautiful vision.
“It was evident talking to our residents of the differences between older men and women’s attitudes when it comes to talking about their health. Many of our ladies remarked on how men of their generation often wouldn’t share their health worries. Taking part in these types of national events helps our residents feel part of the community and contribute to a greater cause.”