18:42 Monday 02 December 2013

It's all mo-ver now!

Written byLAURA HAMMOND

NOVEMBER is now at an end, and, with it, some impressive facial hair which has been worn proudly in as part of the annual fund-raising drive which takes place during the month.

Many people in the Burton and South Derbyshire area have proudly grown moustaches during Movember, an international month-long event aimed at raising funds for and awareness of male cancers.

From the sublime to the ridiculous, men in the area have been working on their mos to help those in need.

At Specsavers in Swadlincote, three male members of staff grew moustaches in the style of the Batman logo, in a bid to raise funds for the cause.

The trio, Pratish Bhundia, Jonathan Walker and Raj Patel, have spent the month cultivating the styles, which they were due to shave off at the weekend.

Mr Bhundia said: “Mr Bhundia comments: ‘We really wanted to do something different to catch people’s attention and I’m sure that by the end of the month we made for quite an amusing sight together.

“Too many people die of cancer and Movember is the perfect opportunity to remind men to have annual check-ups and to research any history of the disease in their family.”

At Woodville Primary School, all the male teachers grew moustaches of various styles and substance, and, last week, all the children were invited to pay to wear moustaches for one whole day.

Readers Dave Needham and Paul Cowey, both pictured, have also been taking part.

Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant has also taken part, raising more than £1,200 for Prostate Cancer UK by wearing a fake moustache for Prime Minister’s Questions.

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