Burness Paull ‘Mo Bros’ raise more than £11,000 for Movember
A team from Burness Paull raised over £11,000 by growing moustaches and taking part in physical challenges during ‘Movember’ this year.
Movember is a charity that raises awareness and funds causes and projects addressing men’s health issues, including prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention.
According to the charity, men die on average four-and-a-half years earlier than women, and for largely preventable reasons. Last year, Movember raised £14.1 million in the UK, and £65.4 million in the 20 countries it operates in across the world.
More than 30 partners and employees of Burness Paull from across the Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen offices took part this year and have so far raised £11,160, including a £1,000 donation from the Burness Paull Foundation.
Alasdair Sutherland, a partner and head of planning at Burness Paull, participated this year. He said: “I am so proud of what we have achieved as a team. People have been incredibly generous and really got behind us. I have been humbled by the number of people who have got in touch with me direct to share their own story and experience of mental health.
“Far too many men are lost to suicide every year, and it upsets me to think how many men continue to suffer in silence when the help and support is there. Speaking out is not easy, but I have received amazing support from colleagues, family and friends. Overall, my Movember experience has been hugely positive.”
Mike Guthrie, a senior associate in the firm’s real estate team, co-ordinated Burness Paull’s Movember efforts this year. He added: “Having originally set out to raise more than we managed last year (£6323) we were absolutely delighted to raise almost double that. A huge thanks to all our clients, colleagues, friends and family who donated so generously – we are all very grateful.”