Burgess Hill team brave body waxing in support of Movember

It was a case of hair today, gone tomorrow for work colleagues who raised £2,000 for charity by getting their legs, chests and backs waxed.

Thursday, 21st November 2019, 4:45 pm
Braving the wax for Movember
Braving the wax for Movember

The ten-man team from gas distribution company SGN took on the fundraising challenge in support of the Movember Foundation.

Volunteers from the Burgess Hill office were joined by colleagues from Portsmouth and Edinburgh in getting sponsored for the mass waxing.

The challenge was part of the company’s celebrations for International Men’s Day on Tuesday (November 19).

The group raised £1,500 and a further £500 was donated by SGN’s Into Action fund, which encourages people at the company to take an active role in the communities where they live and work.

Technical solution designer Brian Beagan was inspired to take part after his nephew, 20, recently took his own life.

Brian said: “Over the past couple of weeks we have all been trying to think of what did we miss, what could we have done to prevent this, what can we do to make the pain more bearable.

“Raising awareness to help prevent others from suicide, raising money to help fund support groups for the families and friends of those suffering from mental illness – that is something we can do and, thankfully, one of the objectives of SGN’s Movember campaign.”

To support the team visit justgiving.com/fundraising/sgn-gas to donate.

The Movember Foundation is a charity raising money for projects focusing on male mental health and suicide prevention, as well as encouraging men to get checked for testicular cancer and prostate cancer.