Changing the face of men’s health

This year saw a number of our male staff taking part in Movember to help raise money for men’s health issues.

Movember, otherwise known as November, is when men around the world grow a moustache, and women step up to support them, all to raise awareness and funds for men’s health – specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health, and suicide prevention.

One such brave man was our very own Mike Walsh, Chief Governance Officer at Newable. Mike decided to commit to Movember this year to help raise money for a charity close to his heart.

Mike chose Creighton Sunflower, an initiative that was started to address the issues of gender-based violence in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

The aim of Creighton Sunflower is to be a leading and effective human rights advocacy organisation, assisting to reduce the abuse of women and children, and have recently included an initiative that supports abused men. Creighton Sunflower has launched multiple projects which not only provide support but training, to the disadvantaged community members which in turn enables them to give back to their local communities.

Vanessa Watkins’ Run for Restless

In August 2021 Citibase Centre Operations Manager, Vanessa Watkins, took part in the London Landmarks Half Marathon. She ran on behalf of Restless Development, a youth-led charity, which works with other young people across Africa and Asia to empower them to lead the change needed within their communities.

They find out what the key issues are within these communities, and provide them with the resources, teaching, and training they need in order to bring about these changes themselves.

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