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Meet the Zebra Access' Mo'Men

This month some members of the Zebra Access team (Chris Beech, Sean Noone and Trent Szilva-Beasley) are committing themselves to increasing awareness of the importance of men's health. This is ultimately to prevent men from dying before their time. They will be joining the Movember bandwagon to raise money; they will try (and I mean TRY) to grow an impressive moustache (while following the rules!)

Men are facing a health crisis that isn't being talked about. Did you know that 1 man dies every 45 minutes from prostate cancer in the UK? Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men under 40. 12 men die from suicide every day in the UK, and for every 4 victims of suicide, 3 of them are men. Additionally, deaf men are more likely to be at risk due to communication and access barriers as found in Sign Health's Sick of It report.

By taking action to raise funds for: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide preventation, we are supporting Movember Foundation. It is the only global charity to raise valuable funds for research, in addition to supporting programmes and raising awareness regarding men's health.

The Movember Foundation has a great website containing useful information, including a health check guide and advice on how to talk to someone who's going through a tough time.

We will keep you updated with the progress of Chris, Sean and Trent's moustaches! They will have their moustaches shaved off at the Deaf Social Coffee Morning at the Light House Media Centre, Wolverhampton WV1 1HT on Friday 1st December between 10.30am - 1pm. Feel free to come along and join in raising the awareness of men's health.

If you would like to support our cause there's no donation too small:


Zebra Access CIO provides services and support to Deaf, Deaf Blind and Hard of Hearing people with thanks to The National Lottery Community Fund. Services includes Employment Services, English/Maths tutorials, Advocacy, Community Development, BSL/Deaf Awareness, drop-in sessions dealing with a range of queries, complaints, form filling, and many more. Zebra Access staff and volunteers have the right to work in a safe and abuse free environment. The organisation will not tolerate any kind of abuse against its staff, volunteers or property.

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