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Fitness & Health

31st Oct 2023

Movember flies giant moustache across the nation



Movember are celebrating 20 years

Movember celebrated their 20th anniversary of changing the face of men’s health for 20 years by flying a giant moustache across the UK.

For those unfamiliar, Movember is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s suicide.

On Monday October 30, the iconic Mo took to the skies in the form of drones, capturing the eyes of the nation in true Movember fashion.

Measuring in at an impressive 120m wide by 50m high, or roughly the size of a football pitch, 100 drones became one giant moustache to celebrate 20 years of Movember changing the face of Men’s Health.

‘The Mo Drone’ display flew across four cities up and down the country, hovering over some of the UK’s most Iconic landmarks to herald in the start of moustache growing season. Kicking things off in London’s pictureesque Greenwich Park, the drones also stopped off at:

  • Stanley Park, Liverpool
  • Inverleith Park, Edinburgh
  • Angel of the North, Newcastle
Credit: Press Association

Since 2003, Movember has helped to fund more than 1,320 men’s health projects around the world.

Anne-Cecile Berthier, UK & EU Country Director for Movember said: “We’ve projected moustaches onto iconic buildings, but we’ve never flown a football pitch sized moustache across the country.

“For 20 years we’ve challenged the status quo. Shaken up men’s health research. And funded over 1,320 health projects globally to change the face of men’s health. And we’re not slowing down any time soon.

“We hope our campaign will continue to inspire people to get involved and do their bit for men’s health this Movember.”

Movember are making change, but they need your help. Grow a moustache, take on the Move challenge by running or walking 60km, host a virtual event, or create your challenge with Mo Your Own Way. 

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