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Photo Above: Sign Supporting Refugees © Haeferl on Wikipedia
By Ian McNally
A collection of comedians took to the stage in Edinburgh last night, with over £700 in proceeds going to two leading refugee charities.
Benefit in Aid of Refugee Community Kitchen and CRIBS International was held at The Stand Comedy Club on York Place.
Photo Above: Edinburgh Homeless © Aiala Garcia on Flickr
Creative Electric launched a crowdfunder to support a community arts cafe in Leith yesterday.
The Edinburgh-based theatre company hope to raise £1,000 for the re:place community arts cafes project, a pay-it-forward scheme to help homeless and vulnerable people in the area.
Giving Tuesday is upon us again! The annual day of doing good stuff for a good cause has arrived, so it’s time to pick who or what you feel like supporting this year and get involved!
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The Sleep-out for youths, organised by Rock Trust, is due to commence on the 25th November.
12-21 year olds will spend the night sleeping on Edinburgh’s streets in a bid to fundraise for homeless Scottish youths.
The sleep out will be held on George Street, under the watchful eye of Rock Trust volunteers. Rock Trust have been organising the sleep out since its founding 25 years ago, which helps aid the young homeless to find housing.
Last year’s Sleep Out events raised over £50,000 with the proceeds helping to fund projects around Edinburgh and Lothian shelters.
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Despite the fact that Spain was the first country where Movember was exported from Australia, the campaign has had limited public support.
Movember’s aim is to raise much needed funds and awareness for men’s health issues, specifically prostate cancer and male depression. The international campaign responsible for thousands of men around the world sporting moustaches for a month is now in its eighth year. The collected money is invested on the Global Action Project which is an investigation on prostate cancer.
Today, official campaigns are run in Australia, New Zealand, US, Canada, the UK, Finland, the Netherlands, Spain, South Africa, Ireland and the Czech Republic. All these countries share the same goal, to increase male health awareness around the world. However, the number of men taking part differs throughout these countries. Spain holds last position in the number of Movember registrations with 1,101, which is 239,279 less than Canada, who have the highest numbers taking part.
Jaime Lanza, Spanish Movember coordinator, explains why Spain falls behind in participation, “In Spain there is too much disinformation, we do not distinguish between Foundations, NGO’s, Associations or Collectives. Moreover, we are Latins so we have distrust established in our genes. When it is time to put money in a money box, suspicions appear due to tremendous Spanish corruption cases held by politicians and charitable institutions. However, Spain is always very supportive of other causes such as disasters caused by inclemency of the weather (like the Indonesian tsunami or the Chilean earthquake).”
As Jaime Lanza confesses, “Spanish Movember is looking more for the increase of awareness rather than for donations themselves.” That is the first step in making more moustaches grow around Spain. Then the Spanish campaign can become stronger year after year.
Jaime also thinks there could be another reason for this, “Spain could not register its own website until this year. We are the only Latin country with an official campaign, so translations, banks agreements and other things differ from the rest of the countries”.
Juan Garcia, one of the Spanish participants, talks about his own experience as a part of Movember: “I knew about this campaign in my work. A work-mate had the idea to take part in it and some members of staff and myself decided to join him. It is enjoyable; it is the first time that I have let my moustache grow. It is also nice to feel support from people. Nevertheless, the most important fact is the work that Movember does and the feeling that you are part of it.”
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by John Stephens
Usually November marks the entrance of winter and the donning of accessories to hold warmth within your body as the winter slowly creeps in like a militant involved in guerrilla warfare. Thermal gloves, waterproof jackets, and ski hats are all seen as necessities… and now, if you are a man so is a moustache.
The moustache is however not purely for heat-retaining properties or as a fashion accessory, but more a symbol. Gavin Brown MSP for the Lothians was willing to share his experience and thoughts on the Movember campaign, as various MSP’s are campaigning and all pitching in to help spread awareness of men’s health issues.
“I was e-mailed by constituents mid-October asking if I was taking part in the campaign. It was then that I decided to do it as it is undoubtedly a good cause and growing a moustache is definitely worthwhile to help address serious issues such as prostate and testicular cancer.”
By Morag Hobbs
Movember has this year taken hold of the nations men and raised over £2 million in the UK so far, although has seen many people grow some pretty horrific facial hair in the process.
The charity idea, started in 2003 starts on 1 November with the intention for men to grow their facial hair in the name of raising money toward helping raise awareness for cancers affecting men, mainly prostate cancer, has grown into a widespread phenomena with men all over the country growing moustaches in the name of charity. The website raises awareness of prostate cancer, which is a very serious issue in the UK, with 12% of all cancer deaths being due to this type of cancer, the second highest after lung cancer.
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