16 February 2023 - Flipbook - Page 35
Nominate a work pal and grow mo
CTION Cancer, Northern Ireland’s
leading, local cancer charity has
joined forces with WorkPal, a
Belfast headquartered software
company which develops
and implements a powerful workforce
management tool into businesses around
the world, to promote its men’s health
To mark Men’s Health Awareness Month,
Action Cancer and WorkPal are calling on
guys to ‘Nominate a Work Pal and Grow Mo’
Men are encouraged to grow more facial
hair, including moustaches, goatees,
and beards, and gain sponsorship from
family and friends to increase awareness
of the importance of men’s health, while
raising vital funds for Action Cancer.
By nominating a Work Pal and adding a
competitive element, colleagues can battle
to see who can grow the most impressive
facial addition in the 30-day challenge!
The campaign seeks to get men talking
about their physical and mental health and
to encourage them to avail of the charity’s
cancer prevention and support services.
In Northern Ireland, 14 men are diagnosed
with cancer every day. Men are likely to
sit on their symptoms for up to two years,
before contacting their GP. They are often
diagnosed at a later stage than women and
subsequently more likely to die from cancer
Around 2/3 of men in the UK are
overweight, which increases the risk of
getting cancer. Other risk factors also
include smoking, alcohol, UV exposure,
inactivity and a sedentary lifestyle.
Circa 4 in 10 cancers could be prevented
by following a healthy lifestyle and Action
Cancer’s programmes help by educating
and empowering men to make better life
PROMOTE: Mark Jones (Action Cancer
Corporate Fundraising Executive) and Ian
Megahey (Sales Director WorkPal) launch
the Grow Mo campaign, encouraging
men to nominate a Work Pal and grow a
moustache, goatee or beard this November
in aid of the charity’s cancer prevention and
Ian Megahey, Sales Director for WorkPal,
said: “Within the business, we are focused
on communication and creating the best
solutions for communicating, therefore this
campaign is the perfect ﬁt for us. We want
men to strike up a conversation with each
other about their health and wellbeing and
what a better conversation starter than
unusual facial hair!
“My colleague, John McCague and I, will
be taking up the Grow Mo challenge this
“Join us, sign up today and nominate your
Work Pal to do the same!”
Back in June, WorkPal created a Challenge
Fund. This means the business will
match the total amount raised through
sponsorship campaigns up to the value of
A total of £15,000 will enable Action
Cancer to deliver 300 health checks to men
throughout the year.
This November, health checks are
available to men aged 16+ at Action Cancer
House in Belfast and on board the charity’s
The free check incorporates a number
of assessments including blood pressure,
cholesterol, blood glucose, and body
composition analysis, as well as lifestyle
advice and information on common
The assessments do not diagnose cancer
but aim to increase awareness of current
health and the importance of cancer
prevention and early detection.
There is also availability on Action
Cancer’s “Step Into Action” programme,
which is delivered across six sessions.
This uses proven behavioural change and
self-compassion techniques to help men
achieve healthier lifestyle goals.
n Book online to access these free
services at www.actioncancer.org/
appointments or call 028 9080 3344.
n Action Cancer offers a range of
other health promotion programmes to
organisations and community groups,
including Cancer Awareness, Healthy
Living and Keeping Well Working from
Home, all delivered online. Individuals can
also sign up to lunchtime open sessions for
Cancer Awareness on November10 and 30
and also Healthy Living on November 18.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to
ﬁnd out more about Action Cancer services.
n To sign up to the Grow Mo campaign
and to obtain a fundraising pack, contact
Fundraising Executive Mark Jones on 07709
790897 or email email@example.com
OCTOBER 28 2021
Mayor as he rolls
his way to COP26
ON A ROLL:
Arnd Drossel as
he makes his
way to COP26.
ORD Mayor Councillor Kate Nicholl met
with German environmentalist Arnd
Drossel as he makes his way to COP26 - the
UN’s annual climate change conference, being
held in Glasgow this weekend.
The artist and activist is travelling to the
event in his giant mental sphere, through seven
countries in 91 days and was greeted by the
Lord Mayor at City Hall.
Arnd is also supporting Belfast City Council’s
#OneWeeThing campaign which aims to tackle
climate change and mobilise local action in
the run up to COP26. He too is asking people
to make one small promise to try and live in a
more sustainable way.
The #OneWeeThing campaign is a chance to
recognise the work that is already underway
in Belfast and the contribution that people are
making to the climate crisis at a local level.
n To ﬁnd out more about the campaign and
COP26 visit www.belfastcity.gov.uk/cop26