Three directors of a national builders’ merchant Selco Builders Warehouse have completed hair raising challenges in the name of charity.
CEO Chris Cunliffe was joined by development director Max Hussain in having his legs waxed while regional director Dave Farmer had his head shaved. Head of transport, Richard Evans, also had his head shaved for the cause.
They have raised over £3,500 for the company’s nominated charity Macmillan Cancer Support, building on the £300,000 already raised for the cause across the business.
Chris said: “Our colleagues at Selco have done some pretty amazing things for Macmillan, from cycling challenges to marathons, golf days to bake sales.
“As we are currently supporting Macmillan’s Don’t Let Cancer Ruin Your Foundations health awareness campaign it was definitely time to put myself forward for a personal challenge.”
Selco is backing the campaign alongside other construction industry partners because men are particularly hard for Macmillan to reach. Despite being 60% more likely than women to get cancer[i] men are less aware of the signs and symptoms of cancer than women and therefore less likely to seek advice.
As a leading employer of men in the building and construction sector, Selco is perfectly placed to raise awareness of this issue.
Selco branches across the country are also supporting the campaign with branches in the West Midlands doing their part to help to fund Macmillan’s vital practical, medical, emotional and financial support services which help ensure that no one has to face cancer alone.
Chris concluded: “The support for the campaign, as with all of our Macmillan fundraising initiatives, has been fantastic and while we are all having a bit of fun, we are raising funds for a vitally important cause. The support of our colleagues, suppliers and indeed customers is very gratefully appreciated.”
Selco’s Wythall head office and the entire branch network have new Macmillan information and support leaflets available as part of the new men’s health awareness campaign. For more information on the signs and symptoms of cancer or support with cancer concerns please visit www.macmillan.org.uk/checkup or call the Macmillan Support Line on 0808 808 00 00 (9am-8pm Monday – Friday).
[i] Men’s Health Forum. Slow on the uptake? http://www.menshealthforum.org.uk/sites/default/files/pdf/mhf_bowel_cancer_project_report_2011_web.pdf