HANDLEBAR, horseshoe and pencil are just a few of the options available to colleagues who have decided to ditch their razors for the month and grow a moustache for charity.
Colleagues Andy Swindlehurst and Murray Wetton, who work at Prolyte Group, Langthwaite Business Park, South Kirkby, decided to take part in the world wide ‘tache growing fundraiser Movember - an attempt to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and testicular cancer.
Both men have seen the effects of cancer on family members so are growing the facial hair to support the cause.
Mr Swindlehurst, 48, a technical support worker, said he wanted to do something to help the charity after his father, Albert Swindlehurst, former principal of Hemsworth College from 1974-9, died of lung cancer. His mum battled and survived breast cancer, and his girlfriend’s father has prostate cancer.
He said: “I think it is such a worthwhile cause especially as we have both had a history of cancer in the family.
“And anything that we can do to help to prolong a life or help to find a cure , is always something we want to help with.”
The task is to start the month off clean shaven and then proceed to grow a moustache for the rest of the entire month.
And even though it is just a couple of weeks in, the moustaches are already taking shape.
Mr Swindlehurst, who lives in Thurlstone, said his is around 3mm long and he is getting used to the new facial hair.
He said: “I am used to having a clean shaven face so this was a bit strange for me. But who knows, after the month is over I might end up keeping it.”
Movember has made a staggering £184m by participants from Great Britain since it started in 2004.
Visit http://mobro.co/andyswindlehurst and http://mobro.co/murraywetton to donate.