Over 100 Marshall employees from across the Group of Companies, including Canada and the Netherlands, took part in this year’s Movember event, raising over £10,000 for this important charity, which supports men’s health and prostate cancer.
Strong growth for Marshall in Movember!
With an average of 700 individual follicle hairs on each upper lip and half an inch of growth for each individual, over half a mile of hair was grown during the campaign!
Organiser, Chris Owen said:‘We are delighted to have exceeded our target of £8,000 through the generosity of so many employees and also particularly including a Company donation from Marshall Aerospace. I would like to thank everyone who donated to this fantastic cause.’
A Trial Flying Lesson over Cambridge in a Cessna 172 of the Cambridge Aero Club was awarded for the ‘Best Mo in Show’, which was won by Kyle Saunders, with a very impressive moustache. Second ‘Best Mo in Show’ was won by Ian Macdonald, whilst prize for ‘MOst money raised’ was awarded to Chris Bunney, who raised an impressive £1,240. Other impressive fundraisers were the Marshall Aerospace Team in Canada, who call themselves the MarCFscade MOjito MOsketeers, who raised $2,015 CAD and Toyota Tashes of the Marshall Motor Group in Peterborough who raised £490.
A MO-Down event was held at Cambridge at the end of November to award prizes and to compare moustaches, where some impressive and luxuriant growth was judged by Terry Holloway, Group Support Executive of Marshall of Cambridge and Tricia Bareham, Secretary to the Chief Executive of Marshall Aerospace.
Terry Holloway said: "Our employees have had an enormous amount of fun during Movember this year growing and cultivating some very impressive hair, which came in all shapes, sizes and colours! We had a really fun event comparing facial hair, which was enjoyed by all."
Marshall of Cambridge
Founded in 1909 with little capital as a chauffeur drive company in Cambridge, Marshall moved into the retail motor business in 1910, obtained Distributorship for Cambridgeshire in 1920 and entered the aviation business in 1929. With all its growth funded by ploughed-back profits, the Marshall Group remains a privately owned family Company, with a turnover of over the Austin £1bn per annum. The Group of Companies is chaired by the third generation of the Marshall family, and employs members of the fourth generation. The Group currently employs just over 4,000 people working in the fields of aerospace engineering; design and manufacture of specialist vehicle applications, military mobility shelters and hospital surgical units; motor vehicle sales and after sales support; refrigerated transport sales and support; and property ownership and management. (www.marshallgroup.co.uk)
For further information contact:
Group Support Executive
The Marshall Group of Companies
The Airport, Newmarket Road
Cambridge, CB5 8RX
Tel: 01223 373227 (Office)./ 07785 316763 (mobile)
Founded in 1909, the Marshall Group has a turnover of £2.5bn and over 5,700 employees. Headquartered on a 900-acre site in Cambridge, Marshall has three principal arms to the business: Aerospace and Defence; Property; and Ventures.