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Fan-tache-tic Movember efforts

Staff from Heysham Power Station who raised �1,500 in aid of Prostate Cancer Research by growing taches for Movember.

Staff from Heysham Power Station who raised �1,500 in aid of Prostate Cancer Research by growing taches for Movember.

Gents across the district have been sporting fine facial hair in aid of Movember.

The global phenomenon sees men grow moustaches to raise awareness and money for men’s health issues, particularly prostate and testicular cancer, throughout the month of November.

And whether it’s a handlebar, pencil or a connoisseur upper lip growth, there’s been plenty of fan-tache-tic sites in Lancaster and Morecambe over the last four weeks.

Around 100 staff at Heysham power stations have been having a bash at growing ‘taches, raising around £1,500.

Ian Haines, technical and safety manager at Heysham 2, said: “Obviously it’s a good cause, too many men chose to ignore the symptoms of cancer rather than going to the doctors and this helps to raise awareness.

“For myself, as technical and safety manager, my job means that I take myself far too seriously, and this was an attempt to change that.

“At first it itched, then it tickled and eventually I had a continually warm top-lip.

“I didn’t enjoy having a ‘Mo’ - although it was a bit of a laugh – let’s just say it’s attached me, and I’m not attached to it.”

Bus drivers in Lancaster also got into the spirit, 49 Stagecoach employees and five friends taking part to raise money for the Special care Baby Unit at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary.

They even decked out a bus to let people know they were dodging their razors for a month.

The Penny Street Bridge Hotel in Lancaster held a Tash Bash on Friday night in association with CancerCare where awards were handed out for the best and worst moustaches.

And we asked you to send us in your efforts on Twitter so here are some of your best attempts.

 

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