Friday, 7 November 2014

Why Movember matters to Paul and his team

It's that time of year where we start to spot more men (than usual) sporting crazy-style moustaches. Movember is now in it's 12th year, and this year Paul's Cleaning have joined the movement to help raise funds for men's health. Here's the reason they're doing it, and how they're going about it...

1. Why did Paul's decide to get involved in Movember this year and why does the company feel passionate about this cause?

Before we answer this question please consider the following numbers:
• Approximately 170 million years of healthy life are lost due to the four main types of cancer: lung, breast, bowel and prostate;
• 1 in every 7 men is diagnosed with prostate cancer in Australia; 
• There are 20,000 new instances of prostate cancer every year in Australia;
• Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among men; 
• Prostate cancer is avoidable and curable if treated early;

It is no secret that Paul's Cleaning is a customer-oriented company. What we want people to know is that we also care about their health. Our company's talent is not just in delivering convenient and high quality services, but also in making people's lives easier and better. It is only natural to join a cause of such significance as Movember.




2. How many team members are participating and what sort of Mo's are they planning to grow? Do you have before and after pics?

We have around 10 people who have joined already and, funny thing was, that we managed to recruit a lot of Mo' Sistas. Apparently our female employees embraced the charitable cause and decided to help in other ways by raising awareness and hosting fund-raising parties in their local communities.

As for the moustaches it is a bit too early to say what kind of Mo's will be grown and everyone is being secretive about his.




3. Do Paul and the team have any strategies/tips they'll be following to grow a great Mo?

Our most important tip is to grow your Mo' with love and with the clear idea what you are doing it for. It can literally save lives! 

Hopefully this will be enough of a motivation to help you endure the itching during the first few weeks. Other than that you have to be very patient the first few weeks, the hair on your upper-lip won't be nearly enough for any styling. When it grows fuller you can start styling. 

As any of our cleaning experts would advise, keep your Mo clean. Simply rinse it in the shower and check it out after each meal. You don't want any of leftovers on your great Mo. 

You might want to avoid some of these foods and drinks:
  • cappuccino
  • glasses of milk
  • Singapore crab
  • fairy floss
  • toffee apples
  • souvlaki
  • tacos
  • spaghetti carbonara

4. Will Paul's have a Mo shaving ceremony or celebration at the end of the month when Movember is over? 

We haven't thought about a Mo shaving ceremony much. Although it sounds like fun, we decided that maybe not everyone will manage to attend. What we will do is have a Mo contest, where the best Mo wins a special prize. Our Mo sistas from the "jury" will judge it.




5. Does the Paul's team have a goal amount that they would like to raise by the end of the month? How can people get involved and support Paul's?

We will try to raise as much as we can, but we are not going to be aggressive in our approaches. We hope people join and donate to our team, because they like our Movember concept and approach. Employees, clients, friends and family of the company can help our efforts to raise funds and awareness by donating to our team here.  

Thanks Paul's! We loved listening to your story (especially about the types of food to avoid;) and wish you and the team all the best in your fundraising efforts. If you'd like to support the Paul's team, please follow the above link to donate. 

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