The just ten-years-old Hughes’ Bar in Cordal and its much more recently formed Noisy Neighbours Movember Fundraising group have already raised over €34,000 for the Movember Men’s Cancer awareness movement.
They began in 2011and the momentum has been growing with every passing year. Seán and Moira Hughes have hosted the fundraiser in Cordal’s first and only official public house and Seán has been a willing participant in all four such events to date.
Moustaches are again sprouting away and will be until this year’s big shave-in on Saturday night Movember 28th at 9pm.
The Noisy Neighbours have offered the Castleisland fundraising branch of the Kerry Hospice Foundation and the Kerry Cork Health Link Bus a share of their Movember night profits from this year’s event and they all had representatives in Hughes Bar on Wednesday night for the launch.
“A casual chat among a group of men on a random, November, Sunday evening here in the bar in 2011 ended in 15 of us all joining together to grow moustaches and we managed to raise €7,501.97 from that event,” said Seán Hughes.
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The group went on to become the eighth highest fundraising group in Ireland and it’s a feat they were all very proud of.
“We were so overwhelmed by the generosity of people, that we promised we would make this fantastic occasion an annual event and hopefully follow on from the success of the past few years,” said Seán Hughes.
The aim of the Movember movement is to raise funds and awareness of men’s health issues and more specifically to promote a greater level of debate around the topic of prostate cancer.