Moustaches for Movember

Sean Banks and Dean Partridge of Dean's barbers Norfolk Street Wisbech who have taken part in Movember
Sean Banks and Dean Partridge of Dean's barbers Norfolk Street Wisbech who have taken part in Movember
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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.

Movember police officers at Wisbech police station'left to right back Sam Dyer, Simon Rust, Dave York and Steve Surtees'left to right front Andrew Bush, Shaun Mitchell and Carl Stoppard

Movember police officers at Wisbech police station'left to right back Sam Dyer, Simon Rust, Dave York and Steve Surtees'left to right front Andrew Bush, Shaun Mitchell and Carl Stoppard

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.”

Neale-Wade Staff with tashes for Movember'left to right back Martin Dawson, Mike Smith, Paul Stratford, Jason Gibbons, Trevor Hughes'left to right front Brian Cullenton, Neil Tuffin, Andrew Willetts, Craig D'Cunha, Alex McAdam.

Neale-Wade Staff with tashes for Movember'left to right back Martin Dawson, Mike Smith, Paul Stratford, Jason Gibbons, Trevor Hughes'left to right front Brian Cullenton, Neil Tuffin, Andrew Willetts, Craig D'Cunha, Alex McAdam.

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.”