1st Movember 2013!

Locoyard Movember 2013 - Thomas the Tank Engine and Devious Diesel (post-Hallowen)Thankfully the events of Halloween did not stop us with our Movember 2013 campaign!  In fact , even Devious diesel has joined in with Locoyard’s campaign, to try to get as many model locomotives from around the world wearing mustaches!  All the details of Locoyard’s Movember celebration and how you can take part can be found on the Movember web page (click here to go to it).  This year we have a prize for one lucky entry and in return we ask for a minimum donation of £5.  All details are on the Movember web page.

Locoyard Movember 2013 - Thomas the Tank Engine and Devious Diesel (faces)The purpose of Movember is to raise awareness and funds to promote men’s health; particularly raising awareness of prostate and testicular cancer.

Prostate cancer affects 1 in 9 of men in the UK – it is the most common form of cancer in men. In 2010 40,841 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer. Current survival rates are around 81% – this rate was just 31% at the beginning of the 1970’s. A very significant reason for this marked improvement is early treatment.

In 2009, testicular cancer affected 2,209 men in England and Wales of whom 97% survived. In the early 1970’s; 69% of men survived and again, a significant reason for this difference is awareness of the early signs that make treatment so much easier and successful. Go to uk.movember.com to find out more.

Locoyard Movember 2013 - Thomas the Tank Engine and Devious DieselFor men to take part in Movember they start the month with a clean-shaven face and end it with a moustache.  Not a goatee or a beard, but a moustache!  Women can support the campaign by encouraging the men in their lives to grow a moustache.  Locoyard’s Thomas the Tank engine take’s part in Movember by sporting a moustache for the month and your model train can do the same!  Don’t forget to go to the Movember web page (click here) for all the details of how you can join in with the fun this year.

Locoyard Movember 2013 - Thomas the Tank Engine and Devious Diesel (under arches)Please spread the word and feel free to share this blog post and content to as many people as possible.  Many thanks Locoyard followers.