‘Tache for cash’ month is big success at Havant company

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MEN from an energy firm managed to raise a record-breaking amount for research into prostate cancer by growing moustaches.

Staff at Southern Electric’s offices in Penner Road, Havant, formed a group they called the Mo Bros.

Their sponsored effort to grow bristles was part of fundraising for Movember.

And together they made £2,300 for the Prostate Cancer Charity.

A total of 22 men took part and, although it was a close shave as to who was sporting the best crop of lip top topiary, by the end of the month one thing was clear – that they had raised a record total for their office.

Dave Richards, who co-ordinated the ‘tache for cash’ project, said: ‘About half the team were doing Movember for the first time, but for others it was the third time they’d taken part.

‘It was a selfless feat of endurance given that bristly facial hair has always proved universally unpopular with their wives and partners. It was a very difficult – and itchy – month for them.

‘On the bright side, we saw everything from handlebars to walrus styles.

‘So it kept us all amused, even if we were very glad to shave them off.’