During the month of November male employees of Fuels and Lubricants, suppliers of domestic, commercial and agricultural fuels based in Enniskillen, are taking part in ‘Movember’ by growing moustaches to help raise money for local cancer charity SWELL.

SWELL is a Fermanagh cancer survivorship group, a support group for local people who have had, living with or have been newly diagnosed with cancer.

Aidan Ferguson, General Manager at Fuels and Lubricants explained why they chose to support SWELL.

“The main reason is because the charity is based in Fermanagh so it means the money will be going locally, so the money that is being raised will stay in Fermanagh and just the fact that we are a Fermanagh company, it’s nice to keep it in the county to help cancer survivors in the area,” he said.

SWELL was founded in September 2018 by Genevive Irvine and Laurine Lilley, two local Fermanagh ladies living with a cancer diagnosis.

Their aim is to provide local access to activities which address the emotional, physiological and physical wellbeing of Fermanagh people living with cancer, without the need to travel to the larger cancer charities outside the county for support.

The local charity provides a space for self-expression, gentle exercise, creativity and fun with the aim to improve emotional, physiological and physical wellbeing of members, relieve isolation and foster friendships, engage in recreational activities and provide a supportive environment.

For every oil order Fuels and Lubricants take during the month of November a donation of £1 per call will go towards the charity.

Throughout the month, Fuels and Lubricants’ lorries will be decorated with SWELL coloured ribbons.

To be in with the chance of winning a spot prize at the end of the month send in your photos of the lorries to louise@fandl.co.uk and also like and share the Fuels and Lubricants Facebook page.

Aidan noted that those who are taking part in ‘Movember’ are also having a competition to see who can grow the biggest moustache.

“We’ve a competition going, Brendan Lilley is leading it at the minute, he has the biggest moustache, he’s the one to watch,” laughed Aidan.

“It’s a bit of fun within the company here but the serious note on this is to raise money for a local charity,” he concluded.