Movember is a growing success for charities

Staff at Lands' End, Oakham, who grew moustaches for Movember. The are, from left, back, Adrian Heslop, Jason Van Der Westhuizen, Mitesh Patel, Jas Chana and Adam Pridmore, front, Sean Fox, Owen Jenkins and Mark Cubbon
Staff at Lands' End, Oakham, who grew moustaches for Movember. The are, from left, back, Adrian Heslop, Jason Van Der Westhuizen, Mitesh Patel, Jas Chana and Adam Pridmore, front, Sean Fox, Owen Jenkins and Mark Cubbon
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OFFICES and schools in the area were bristling with the sound of men with moustaches last month.

About 25 members of staff at Lands’ End in Oakham grew moustaches throughout the month and even the women got involved one day by wearing fake facial hair, and even chest wigs, to work.

A raffle at the company is still to be drawn and e-commerce assistant Adam Pridmore hopes it will take their campaign to £3,000.

He said: “It started off with five of us and we joked about raising £1,000. We managed to raise that in less than 10 days which was incredible.

“We hope next year we can get 50 people involved and raise even more.”

The campaign raises money for men’s health charities in particular those that focus on prostate cancer.

Teams from Smithers Purslow, Property Assure and Moniteye, in Glaston, raised more than £1,300 and ended the month with a shave off - or wax off for the brave.

The idea came from Property Assure director Andy Lucas whose father was diagnosed with prostrate cancer this year.

To sponsor either team visit www.movember.com and search for Big Stubble in Little Mo-kham or Flavour Saver Surveyors.

A group of 20 Oakham School pupils and staff sported moustaches as part of the Movember campaign as well.

The boys are normally not allowed to grow facial hair at school but for the month of November, the shaving equipment was put to one side for charity.

The team were hoping to raise about £1,000.

To sponsor them visit www.movember.com and search for School House, Oakham School.