A company that battles viruses has raised more than £1,000 for charity during Movember.
Workers at Retroscreen Virology Group PLC grew mustaches during November to raise money for prostate cancer.
Funds raised by the team will directly contribute towards the charity’s work with Prostate Cancer UK, the Institute of Cancer Research and a large number of global collaborative initiatives.
The Movember Foundation pledges to change the face of men’s health forever and promote awareness of the lives of men affected by prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health issues. Since 2004, the Movember Foundation has invested in over 800 global programmes designed to address specific challenges in the arena of men’s health.
Retroscreen Virology, founded in 1988, was established to commercialise the academic work of Professor John Oxford in the field of retroviruses.
From humble beginnings, Retroscreen Virology has grown and expanded and to date has coordinated more than 40 clinical studies, involving in excess of 85 quarantines and over 1800 volunteers for a wide range of best in class industry, governmental and academic organisations with the focus on helping to accelerate drug and vaccine developments in respiratory disease areas.
Retroscreen CEO Kym Denny said: ‘I’m delighted to say we raised over £1000 for this important charity and give my sincere congratulations to the whole team at Retroscreen for their fantastic efforts.
‘Movember is saving and improving the lives of men affected by health issues every day and we are proud to have participated in fundraising for this great cause.’