Movember madness at Ellon showhome

Groundworkers Billy Gordon and Dougie Stephen, site manager Colin Gibb, sales adviseor Alanna Johnstone and sales director Mike Cowie.
Groundworkers Billy Gordon and Dougie Stephen, site manager Colin Gibb, sales adviseor Alanna Johnstone and sales director Mike Cowie.

Staff at an Ellon show home donned a moustache last month in a bid to raise awareness of prostate and testicular cancer.

The property at Barratt’s Castlewell development joined the North Scotland team to take part in the Movember campaign.

Organised by the Movember Foundation, participants are asked to grow a moustache for 30 days as they raise funds and awareness of male cancers.

Barratt Homes are encouraging the local residents in the town to support their fundraising by making a donation by visiting movember.com.

Barratt North Scotland sales director Mike Cowie has called for people to show their support.

He said: “Not only is Movember great fun, it is a fantastic cause which raises awareness of serious illnesses which affect thousands of people across the UK and beyond.

“We’ve decided to give our participating staff some facial-hair-fashion to aim for by furnishing our showhome with an excellent example.

“We hope our campaign will encourage lots more people to get involved and support the Movember Foundation.”

Barratt Group secured a maximum five star rating for the fifth year in a row at this year’s Home Builders Federation Customer Satisfaction Survey.

They sold almost 15,000 properties in the year to June 2014, making them the largest housebuilder by volume in the United Kingdom.