March 1872, the first English FA cup Final…...March 1876, Alexander Graham Bell patented the Telephone…...March 1936, the first test flight of the Spitfire…...March 1969, Concords first flight - double the speed of sound…...March 2012, nineteen Nylacast staff grow facial hair to raise money for Prostaid!
Leicester based Nylacast are once again proud to be supporting local charity Prostaid in its fight against prostate cancer. Last August saw 4 key members of the Nylacast team shaving their heads to help raise funds and awareness for the charity, this time 19 members of the Nylacast team will become “March Hairs” and grow facial hair for the whole of March.
Robert Banner, Manager and Trustee of Prostaid commented, “Every week 5 men die and 11 are diagnosed with Prostate cancer in Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland alone”. The head shaving fundraiser from last August saw over £2800 being raised and Nylacast hope to beat this figure this time around in effort to raise more awareness and funds for this very worthy cause.
The list of Nylacast staff which will be growing and grooming their facial hair over the month of March range from all sectors of the business, from Accounts and HR to Production and include members such as Ivan “Magnum PI” Clark who will be donning a famous 80s look and Chris Foster who has pledged to grow a good old “handle bar” moustache.
Ian Mallabone, Nylacast Group HR Manager commented, “The health & well being of our employees is very important to us. Being able to raise the awareness with our employees on such a sensitive subject and raise money in the process for a really good cause is fantastic.”
Nylacast and Prostaid would like to encourage everyone to dig deep and donate to this great cause and help us in the fight against prostate cancer, whether its £1 or £100 any amount is greatly appreciated.
To donate to this great cause simply visit www.justgiving.com/nylacast-hair and donate online.
Alternatively you can place your donation by phone by simply sending NYLA77 followed by £ and the amount you wish to donate, to 70070
*Don't forget, companies which pay Corporation Tax are able to claim for donations to charities at their Corporation Tax rate, which means you can help raise even more funds for charity*