Friday photo; Movember

Lewis Pipe Band

It’s charity Friday here at the Tasglann!  Today’s photo is in honour of Movember, a charity that aims to change the face of mens health by asking participants to grow a mo’ for 30 days, and to gather as many sponserships as they can.  Proceeds in the UK go to Prostate Cancer Charity (TPCC), the UK’s leading prostate cancer charity, though the event is global, with Mo Bros and Mo Sistas taking part from the UK, US, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, Spain, South Africa, The Netherlands and Finland. 

Last year, global participation climbed to 255,755, with over one million donors raising £26 Million for Movember’s beneficiary partners.  This year they hope to raise even more, so if you see a burgeoning tache, give them your cash!  Please exercise some caution though, you don’t want to offend anyone…

The fine gentlemen of the Lewis Pipe Band above would be worthy of sponsership, particularly the man in the front row to the left.  Well done sir, The Bandit would be proud.

***UPDATE 26.11.2010 UPDATE***

I looked at this photograph again the other day and thought to myself that it looked very much like the glasshouse that was attached to Lews Castle, and upon further research discovered it is indeed the ‘conservatorium’ circa 1905.  I found more information in ‘Old Stornoway  – a series of articles by Willie Spuds published in the Stornoway Gazette 1965-1973’ compiled by John Macqueen  which is available from Stornoway Library.

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Project Manager and Archivist with Tasglann nan Eilean Siar
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