Gillingham FC and Kings Ferry have teamed up to support the 2014 Movember CampaignTwo of the best-recognised names in Kent are joining forces in a bid to drive awareness of men's health issues.
The Kings Ferry is teaming up with Gillingham Football Club to support Movember – a charity campaign that encourages men to grow their moustaches during November in a bid to raise awareness of men’s health.
Movember challenges men to grow moustaches during Movember to raise funds and spark conversations for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems.
To kick start the awareness drive, the Kings Ferry , which is the coach provider for Football League One Gillingham is today (Friday 3 October, 2014) taking one of its commuter coaches, complete with an iconic moustache or - ‘Mo’ as they are affectionately known, to Gillingham’s MEMS Priestfield Stadium to meet the team.
As a visual statement of its support for the campaign the coach firm has fitted moustaches to 28 of its commuter coaches that shuttle passengers between Kent and central London.
The Gillingham-based coach commuter firm which offers a direct daily link between Kent and central London every weekday and the football club are also encouraging their drivers, staff and players alike to grow their ‘Mos’ during November, in order to raise as much money and awareness as possible for the cause.
Staff from Movember will be dropping in to the Kings Ferry headquarters at the end of this month to hold a ‘shave down’ event, ensuring fundraisers are clean shaven - ready for their ‘Mo’ growing challenge.
The Kings Ferry Managing Director Ian Fraser said: “Movember is a superb national men’s health campaign which does a great job of making men more aware of their health issues and we are proud to support it.
“Alongside our commuter network we're proud to operate a private hire business and we provide services for a number of football teams, including our very own Gillingham FC.
"We felt we had an open goal to work together to get behind this great cause and we knew it was something our drivers would enjoy getting involved in.We are encouraging as many people as possible to sign up and grow a moustache next month and are looking forward to seeing the results. ”
Midfielder Bradley Dack said: “All the players at Gillingham FC are proud to support the Movember campaign, over the last few years it has generated huge awareness and we are only too pleased to offer our support.”
Movember’s Head of Communities Jon Sim said: “We very excited about having King’s Ferry behind the campaign this year with both staff growing and the mo’s on commuter coaches. It should prove a powerful visual invitation for people to back our campaign this year.”
The Kings Ferry commuter operation consists of 36 daily services to central London from Medway, Sittingbourne and the Isle of Sheppey with commuters collected at pick-up points within walking distance of their home and dropped at key locations throughout central London.
The service is both convenient for commuters in the region and very good value for being up to 25 per cent cheaper than travelling by train.
All coaches are also equipped with real time tracking, allowing commuters to check the location of their service via web and mobile devices.
For more information visit www.thekingsferry.co.uk or call 01634 265 510.