News UK staff raise £10,000 for Movember


Caring News UK staff have raised a whopping £10,000 for the Movember cause.

Our Chief Commercial Officer Dominic Carter led by example in the Movember fundraising stakes, finishing on an incredible £5,320.

Five staff from The Times had Designs on raising cash during Movember. Designers Dinesh Mehta, Mark Grayson, Andy Keys, Shaun Parkinson and Charlie Acors formed The Times Design Tash Crew to fundraise for the Movember Foundation. The designers raised £2,480.

Team captain Dinesh said: “Why were we growing these facial caterpillars and risking the wrath of wives and partners?

“It was a light-hearted way of raising awareness and support for a charity doing important work in the men’s health space.

“The causes that the Movember Foundation supports – cancer and mental health – are close to all of the team members’ hearts.

“We all know somebody who has been affected so we wanted to put our money where our mo’s were and do our bit to help.”

Elsewhere in the company, testicular cancer survivor and The Sunday Times Travel Magazine writer Alex Allen raised £1,000.

Alex, 30, who was diagnosed three years ago, said: “The following 12 months – an obstacle course of chemotherapy, scans, x-rays, blood tests and exploratory surgery – were relentlessly surreal and frightening.

“It’s since been something that, for me, has been easier not to talk about than revisit. But it’s important to talk about it, and to face the fact that yes, it could happen to you, or someone you love, but that it’s absolutely survivable.
“In fact, the stats are stacked overwhelmingly on our side. But I wanted to stack them higher by raising money to fund research, raise awareness and, ultimately, to save lives.”

Other fundraisers included Strategic Information’s knowledge manager and insight editor Alex Maude, Neil Rosen from Logistics Services, Commercial graphic designer Paul Saint, Glasgow Technology support analyst Murray Storm and Newsprinters technical services manager north Ian Wilkinson.