Movember 2023

Movember 2023

George F. White are participating in Movember to raise awareness about mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer, and testicular cancer. By growing moustaches, hosting events, or setting personal fitness goals, we’ll join millions of people around the world who are helping men live happier, healthier, and longer lives.

Join us as we take part in Movember. We’ll have fun, do a heap of good, and learn all about men’s health.

Over the month of November some of our team will be keeping things traditional and growing their 'tache' whilst many will be each moving towards the 60km target across a wide range of activities including walking, running, cycling, kayaking and many more.


Make a donation on our official MoSpace

Whilst your likes, shares and kind comments all help to raise awareness of the Movember campaign undoubtedly the funds raised will go to help support a wide variety of projects directly helping support men with both physical and mental challenges.

If you can, please visit our official profile page on the Movember website and make a donation - thank you.

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Our activities and team progress

Week One

Whilst the 'growers' haven't really got too much to be showing off at this stage those taking on a more physical approach have been busy bees collectively amassing a total of 1051.18 miles during the first week of Movember.

The vast majority are 'getting the steps in' and walking:

- Rhys Jones has been running up hills laden with weight bags as part of his fitness regime
- David Wilson put in 13 miles on his last day of annual leave in Portugal (yes beers were consumed along the way)
- Richard Garland tried to claim double distance with 27 miles in the week mostly in the hills (a mile is a mile so no bonus points there!)

Others have been combining walking, running and cycling with some impressive figures either side of 50 miles for Jessica Clark, Katie Fyfe, Jessica Robinson, Matty Wilkinson and Linda Maiden but it's Michael Holmes with an outstanding 64 miles so far who leads the pack.


Week Two

There is a growing margin between some of our growers with Robyn Peat showing the young guns how it's done with varying margins of success following in his wake particularly by Elliot Taylor who's usually friendly demeanour seems to have taken on a menacing edge now he is sporting a full beard. Rhys Jones and Joel Hobson are no shows this week, does that mean they aren't confident in their efforts so far or has there been some cultivation and persuasion going on in Newcastle that will see them sprout ahead in week three?

For our fitness fiends the total of 1,051 miles from week one looks repeatable for week two with 682.91 miles on the board and still a dozen updates to be received and the eager beavers are already plotting in updates into week three.

- Sally Hart took on a family walk into the hills over the weekend
- Elaine Young didn't travel too far but put in plenty of steps pregnancy testing the cattle
- Lorna White slapped in a whopping 93.54 miles in a mix of horse riding, rowing and walking
- Jessica Robinson followed up her 49 miles in week one with 60 miles in week two all via walking and cycling


Week Three

Tom Bell and Michael Holmes making something of a come back for the youngsters with some impressive moustaches forming, Andrew, Rich, Robyn and Andrew all sprouting a fine showing and rumours abound that Elliot Taylor may shave the beard and go for the full handlebar moustache in the final week.

In our fitness efforts the week one total has been improved to 1,092 miles and week two stands at 910 miles with four entries outstanding and week three has an embarrasing eleven entries still to come in but we are at a respectable 695 from the 24 individuals who have provided updates so far - grand total so far is 2,698 miles and £365 raised.

- Linda Maiden scaled Ben Arthur in the Scottish Highlands (well as far as the thick mist would safely let her)
- Carolyn Milburn and Joanna Herbert have been out and about exercising their dogs


Week Four

We are on the home straight now with hours left to refine those "Mo's" and put in those last few steps to build on our impressive tally so far.

Several of our team have comfortably broken the 100 mile barrier to date and a few gone way beyond with running totals of 228 miles for Jessica Robinson via walking and cycling and 344 miles for Lorna White (albeit we think her horse needs an extra treat in the feed trough rather than Lorna needing a new pair of trainers!)

In total our teams have amassed 3,267 miles so far and there are a lot of outstanding entries to be submitted and still two more days to go.


The Final Total

The moustaches were shaved off in super fast time, unfortunately it doesn't look like there are any of our participants tempted to hold on to their face fuzz. It took us a few more days to collect all of the donations in and tot up the miles but we are delighted to share that 4,194 miles where completed during Movember and £645 pounds raised for the cause.



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