FOR men across Fenland taking part in fundraiser Movember, a month of growing a crop of upper lip facial hair is almost over.
Some have gone for a standard moustache while others have gone for a more elaborate design.
But it is all for a good cause, raising awareness and money for male cancers.
Sean Banks and Dean Partridge, of Dean’s Barbers, Norfolk Street in Wisbech, have cultivated their moustaches carefully throughout November.
Sean decided to take part after watching his grandad battle cancer and Dean joined him. Between them, they have raised between £650 and £700.
“It’s a bit of fun,” Dean said. “It’s caused a bit of banter in the shop.”
A group of 13 police officers from Wisbech and March have also taken part and raised around £400.
Shaun Mitchell, one of the officers taking part, said: “Wives and partners are looking forward to December 1, but it gets people talking about male cancer. It’s for a good cause.”
A team of teachers from Neale-Wade Community College risked the ridicule of their pupils by taking part in Movember but have enjoyed the challenge. A total of 27 members of staff grew moustaches and raised £693, although they’re hoping for a last minute push.
Vice-principal Craig D’Cunha said: “It’s been a real team-building exercise. We’re most definitely going to be doing it next year.”