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The people behind the Movember phenomenon deserve a medal for finally latching on to a unique and creative way to raise funds for charity.

If you’re not familiar with the concept, just check out the facial features of all the men you know and see if any of them have suddenly sprouted a moustache.

If they have, they’re either channelling their inner Tom Selleck, or raising money for Prostate Cancer UK by letting their top lip go hairy until the end of the month.

There’s something inexplicably comical about a ’tache. Unless you’re a woman.

Judging by the number of fuzzy faces around, Movember has clearly become a good way to raise funds and certainly beats all those horrendous Children in Need-style telethons.