A team of barbers and hairdressers have pulled together to raise money for the Movember charity to help suicide prevention among men, in honour of their friend and fellow barber, Sam Wall.
‘Team Mr Sam Wall’, including barbers and hairdressers such as; Alan Beak, Ky Wilson, Jody Taylor, Leah Hayden, Robi Ham and Charlie Cullen, was started by one of Sam’s close friends Kevin Luchmun, and now has 21 members.
Each team member has their own dedication of running 60km each throughout the month of November, totalling a great 1,260km (this is around the same distance between John O’Groats and Land’s End). Money raised through sponsorship will be donated directly to the Movember charity.
The sad news of the passing of Sam Wall has hit the industry hard, and dedications have flooded in from those remembering him as one of the happiest, kindest and most hard-working people. Globally, on average one man takes their own life every minute of every day – and 3 out of 4 suicides in the UK are men.
Movember began as a movement to combat prostate and testicular cancer, and has now become a registered charity which has funded more than 1,250 men’s health project around the world. Their dedication is to challenge the status quo, shaking up men’s health research and transforming the way health services reach and support men. By doing this, they hope to reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25% by 2030.
For more information about the team and for donations, please go to: https://uk.movember.com/team/2388727