Steatite raises much-needed funds for men’s health, through Movember

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One in nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer...Every penny raised helps the charity and existing and future cancer sufferers so, whether it’s a small donation or a larger one, we’d be grateful for every contribution.

Industrial Systems and Rugged Mobile provider Steatite is calling upon anyone who has not yet donated to its Movember fund-raising efforts to now make their contribution.

Movember is an annual charity event where men around the UK grow moustaches for the entire month of November, to raise money for and increase awareness of prostate and testicular cancer. Fund-raising performances such as comedy evenings and Bonfire Night firework displays are also held to support the event.

Steatite’s Movember team, Steatite Chaps, included members of the senior management team such as Group Marketing Manager, James Munger, Engineering Manager, Emmett McCabe, and Sales Director, Michael Mountfield. Each committed to growing moustaches to help ‘change the face of men’s health’ and, since the end of November 2012, some savvy members decided to extend Movember by a few months, maintaining their facial hair during the winter months.

Mr Munger comments: “We chose to raise funds for this cause as men’s health is such an important, and often overlooked, issue. One in nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime and this year alone, there will be 40,000 new cases of the disease in the UK - 47 per cent of which will be in men under 35.

“So far, we have done well with our fund-raising efforts but, to make a real difference, we’re asking for one last push from anyone who hasn’t yet given money to this vital charity. Every penny raised helps the charity and existing and future cancer sufferers so, whether it’s a small donation or a larger one, we’d be grateful for every contribution.”

UK charity-minded teams such as Steatite’s went from fresh-faced to fuzzy upper-lipped during November last year, raising a total amount just shy of £21.4 million to bring overall 2012 Movember donations to over £81 million worldwide.

To donate to Steatite’s ‘Movember’ fund-raising efforts, simply visit

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About Steatite
Steatite provides Industrial Systems and Rugged Mobile computing platforms and integrated battery solutions for customers who demand high performance and reliability in mission critical and harsh operating environments. A market leader since 1938, Steatite's success comes from our passion and commitment to deliver high quality and reliable electronic products and services customised to your precise requirements. We place a particular emphasis on providing solutions that are built to last, and that can perform in some of the world’s most demanding operating environments.

Products range from custom battery packs, electronic components, a full range of rugged mobile computers, fixed industrial computer hardware and custom embedded software solutions. With the ability to design and manufacture bespoke units to exact customer requirements, Steatite solutions are built for reliability in extreme conditions.

Sales, engineering, support and manufacturing are all based at Steatite’s purpose-built 25,000 sq ft headquarters in Worcestershire, with EMC, temperature, shock and vibration test services available at the company’s Oxfordshire site.

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