Hair today, gone tomorrow for Scunthorpe area's Movember fundraisers who prove to be a cut above
MUSTACHIOED men across North Lincolnshire are getting ready to clip their whiskers as the Movember charity challenge comes to an end.
The annual event is run as a fun way for men to raise thousands of pounds by growing a moustache for a month.
The money raised is used to fund research into prostate and testicular cancer – and has seen unshaven gentlemen pop up across the region over the last four weeks.
Now, with hundreds of men's faces itching with bristles, charity fundraisers are preparing to count up their kitties – and shave off their beards.
30% off on our collection range and other selected fabrics. alternatively call 809887 and we will bring our samples to you for our friendly hassle free quote.
Contact: 01472 809887
Valid until: Saturday, July 13 2013
Steve Hare, yard manager at Rainham Steel, said: "We have done a few charity events before because we are charitable people.
"My boss told us that a depot down south was taking part in Movember and asked if any of us wanted to do it.
"Twenty-two of us said yes and that was it."
The group has so far raised £1,300 for the cause but Mr Hare said he couldn't wait to shave off his moustache.
He said: "My wife is not keen on the moustache but it has been great to receive so much support.
"She won't let me go to any social functions as she thinks it looks awful.
"I am fed up of it now because it is irritable and I cannot wait till the end of the month.
"I keep putting my hand over it but we have all stuck together.
"We will probably do it again next year as it is raising money and awareness for a good cause."
Symes Bains Broomer solicitors in Scunthorpe also grouped together in order to raise as much cash as they can.
Moustache-wearing David Holden, associate solicitor, said: "The first and most fundamental reason we are taking part in Movember is to attempt to raise as much money as possible for Movember and the excellent men's health initiatives that it supports.
"Our whole firm has wholeheartedly embraced Movember.
"For example, the ladies of the office decided to set up a Movember bake-off in order to encourage those gentlemen growing moustaches and to raise lots of money in the process."
Seven members of the firm are taking part in the campaign.
They have so far raised £1,000.
Also taking part in the challenge are seven teachers from Henderson Avenue Primary School in Scunthorpe.
Marc Davey, Key Stage One teacher at the school, said the group came up with the idea because its members thought it was a good cause and would raise the profile of the school.
Mr Davey said: "I am not keen on my moustache and my other half is not either.
"But it is for a good cause so I don't mind doing it."
The group has raised more than £400 so far.