THEY’VE spent a month preening their ‘taches, but the Movember Movement is almost at an end.
Regulars at the Shoulder of Mutton, Shelf, have been growing their facial hair, all in the name of raising funds and awareness of men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men.
Nine regulars have all grown moustaches in all shapes and sizes and are raising plenty of money towards the worldwide appeal.
“Everybody has got behind it,” said one of the volunteers, Colin Boyes.
On Friday night Sean Charlton, whose nickname is The Flashing Blade, will shave all the regulars in a charity night at the pub.
Meanwhile the First Friday Networking Club, who meet at Bar 11 in Halifax, held an auction in aid of the charity.
Lots included a Fax rugby shirt, match ball and tickets to a game as well as afternoon tea at Holdsworth House and places for a table of 10 at Bar 11.
The campaign has boomed in popularity this year with men of all ages growing their facial hair. Each of the men who take part is known as a Mo Bro’. Women who support them – and put up with their tickly fuzz – are Mo Sistas.
In 2010, over 112,000 UK Mo Bros and Mo Sistas got on board, raising £11.7 million.
To support any of the groups visit http://uk.movember.com.