Jo Swinson MP has joined a raft of MPs to back a quirky campaign to help raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer during ‘Movember’
Throughout November a quarter of a million men across the UK, including MPs from the three main political parties, have been growing moustaches to support Movember, a campaign to raise awareness of prostate cancer and other men’s health issues. Jo showed her support by attending The Prostate Cancer Charity’s Parliamentary photo-call on the last day of campaign.
Owen Sharp, Chief Executive of The Prostate Cancer Charity, said:
“As the moustache season draws to a close it’s great to know that so many MPs have been through this journey with me, and that many more have signalled their support for the campaign. Although prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, it lags behind other common cancers, both in terms of investment in research and in awareness. The fact that so many politicians have shown their support just goes to show how Movember is helping us to redress this balance and put the disease firmly in the spotlight.”
Last year the Movember campaign raised £11.7 million in the UK. These funds have helped support The Prostate Cancer Charity’s vital work fighting prostate cancer through research, support, information and campaigning. If you have any queries about prostate cancer, call The Prostate Cancer Charity’s confidential Helpline 0800 074 8383 which is open from 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday and Wednesdays from 7 – 9pm or visit www.prostate-cancer.org.uk