Facial hair to get the brush-off as whiskers face final countdown at Grove in New Waltham
WHAT a hairy task!
Movember is an international event encouraging men to grow facial hair and raise awareness of testicular and prostate cancer.
And residents and staff at The Grove residential care home, in New Waltham, will be taking part in the charity challenge by growing moustaches and shaving them off at the end of this month.
They must have a clean shave on November 1 and then follow strict rules on how to maintain their creations.
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Jamie Rowbotham, who works in the kitchen at The Grove, is joint organiser of the Movember challenge there.
He said: "We have a few residents involved and we hope to get friends and family to give it a go as well. We are doing this to spread the word of men's health. It's a good way to have a bit of fun and help a worthy cause.
"It took a lot of persuading but we managed to get Ted Whitehouse, who is 96, and Jack Birkett, who is 91, to take part in the shave-off too.
"They have had their moustaches for about 40 years!"
David Williams, who is also helping to organise the hairy event, said: "It's something different. You don't always get to have fun with the residents so this is a great way of having some. But it's definitely going to be tough to get the guys to shave off their tashes."
To support them, visit Mobro.co/JamR10, and to find out more about Movember, go to uk.movember.com.
Meanwhile, seven workers at Ross Davy Associates, in Grimsby, are discarding their razors to grow moustaches this Movember.
Architectural technician Daniel Snowden, 35, who rallied his colleagues to take part, said: "It is the first time I've done it. I know people who have had issues with cancer and thought it would be good to try to raise awareness. I've never grown a moustache before. I've tried growing a beard before but with no great success."
"I'm looking forward to it. It will be a bit of fun which I'm sure will raise a few comments and raise awareness."
Anyone wishing to sponsor the seven can contact Ross Davy Associates on 01472 347956.
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