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Our Charitable Work

Men’s health isn’t something we should be tight lipped about and that’s why this Movember, sixteen of our staff are embracing the fuzz on their top lips to raise awareness of men’s health – and maybe even become style icons!

Our brave gents have embarked on their furry journeys to transform themselves into walking adverts for prostate and testicular cancer awareness, encouraging people not only to regularly check themselves but to also speak up about their health and any worries or concerns.

Our men have united with a nod to their upper lips and a wink to their follicular aspirations and as the cold November air sweeps through, so have the moustaches of all shapes and sizes! They have embarked boldly into Movember, leaving behind the razor, and embracing the chance to grow some stylish facial foliage while championing the importance of regular check-ups and early detection. Movember is the month where the power of a moustache is a symbol of strength, unity, and a shared commitment to men's well-being.

In their quest to educate and spread awareness, they are also raising money for local charity, Children’s Hospice Southwest. Any donations received for our men’s facial fuzz will go directly towards providing essential care and services for the children of Little Bridge House Children’s Hospice and their families.

Based in Fremington, this incredible charity is committed to making the most of short and precious lives across the Southwest. All donations they receive make a real difference in the lives of the children and their families. Please see more information on their JustGiving page Principal Doorsets is fundraising for Children's Hospice South West (

Our Movember participants are:

Neil Batty, Alan Gooding, Stephen Mcquire, Sam Lane, John Freeman, Matthew Ferguson, Martin Leworthy, Ian Vanstone, Karl Shaw, Kyle Drayton, John Bates, Rob Llewellyn, Paul Hill, Mark Eldridge, Aaron Llewellyn, Adam Grantham.

Movember Participants

This isn’t the only charitable event Neil Batty is supporting, along with fellow employee, Sarah Voice, they have set up a campaign to support Barnstaple’s Freedom Centre by collecting donations for vulnerable people in our community, this Christmas.

The Freedom Centre is a ‘needs led’ organisation in Barnstaple, who work with a range of service users including homeless people, those suffering from addiction issues, people with poor physical and mental health, those in debt and poverty, as well as people who simply want to improve their health or improve their life skills.

Neil and Sarah and looking for donations of:

  • Canned or packet food.
  • Clothes (new or used but in good condition)
  • Underwear (new only)
  • Shoes (in pairs)
  • Toiletries (unopened)
  • Blankets
  • Sleeping bags
  • Bedding (sheets, duvet covers, pillowcases – not duvets or pillows)
  • Small tents

For more information, please contact Sarah Voice ( or Neil Batty (

We thank you for your generosity and support to our staff who are helping these two incredible local causes.