Suffolk: Movember - how do moustaches look after first week of growth

Kev Barnbrook

Kev Barnbrook - Credit: Archant

A week in and Suffolk’s Movember supporters have been comparing their Movember efforts.

The annual charity moustache-growing event raises vital funds and awareness for prostate and testicular cancer and mental health.

Each year, willing volunteers start November with a clean shaven face and over the next 30 days they travel along a Mo growing journey - with the idea being that their additional facial hair sparks debate wherever they go, thus raising awareness of these conditions.

Friends and relatives sponsor their moustaches and even suggest shapes.

Kev Barnbrook, who runs KB promotions and lives near to Diss, is growing a moustache for the second time.

Eight days in, he has not raised much but last year he managed to raise £500.

He said: “Obviously it is a good thing to do for awareness of something that is embarrassing – but also I’m taking part because it is a bit of fun”.

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Meanwhile, Mark Hall , 47, from East Harling has raised £50 so far. Not only is it his first time supporting Movember but also his first time with any facial hair.

He’s finding it “itchy”, as he said: “On the first day of growing my mo’, I woke up to my cat trying to pull it off my face!”

He added: “Here at Rosedale Attleborough Funeral Home we always try and support the local community but sometimes it is difficult being a funeral home to gain community support. “Movember is gaining popularity every year and it was an ideal opportunity to back a good cause.”

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