We’re so proud to announce that so far, we’ve raised £500 in our Movember challenge and we’d like to thank all of our customers who helped and supported us!

The Movember movement was founded in 2003 to raise awareness of men’s health.  Initially, its message was ‘helping men to live happier, healthier and longer lives’.  Originally formed in Melbourne, Australia, it now has global reach with other locations including Los Angeles, London and Canada.

Since its inception, the Movember movement has raised over $175 million worldwide.  It encourages men to get involved by growing a moustache for the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health, specifically in the areas of prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.

The Movember movement has funded over 1,200 men’s health projects globally, including TrueNTH, Nuts and Bolts, Farmstrong, Making Connections, Ahead of the Game, IRONMAN and the PCF challenge awards.

So far is the reach of the Movember movement, that over the years, many companies and charities have also got involved in supporting their message.  For instance, in 2011, Qantas Airlines painted a moustache and the Movember website address on one of their planes.  In 2011, the world’s largest sandcastle was named Mo on Bondi beach in Sydney.

In 2012 The Royal Mail created a special moustache based postmark in support of the movement and in 2013, the National Trust authorised the temporary placement of a huge grass moustache on the Cerne Abbas Giant in Dorchester.  Apparently, it measured 36ft by 9ft!  Now THAT’S a moustache statement!

We’ve really enjoyed getting involved in the Movember movement this year – the comments that we’ve received from our customers has been heart-warming and really supportive.

The main reason for supporting Movember is to help raise awareness of prostate cancer that affects 1.1 million men every year, testicular cancer that affects 70,000 men per annum and men’s suicides rates that affects just under 4.000 men every year, due to mental health issues.

Finally, we’re very pleased to continue to support the Movember movement.  If you’d like to know more about us, we are Alpha Response– Direct Marketing Specialists working with businesses in and around Gloucester.  Let us handle all your Direct Marketing needs with our expert Printing, Mailing and Integrated services. Harness the power of a multi-channel campaign, without having to manage the complex processes. Alpha Response will take care of it all.  For more information, please visit our website www.alpharesponse.ltd or give us a call on 03300 563 980.