Razors at the ready as Kent men say goodbye to moustaches after Movember
Movember has seen men
across Kent raising cash for charity
Men across Kent have been going tach-tastic all month for
Raising money was mo problem for those who grew moustaches to
support prostate and other male cancer charities.
And, as they have their razors at the ready to finaly trim
their facial fuzz, we feature some of the best...
Dave Buxton, from
Chatham, took part in Movember
Security guard Dave Buxton took part
in the cancer awareness campaign after experiencing a scare
The 30-year-old, of New Road, Chatham, has been proudly showing
off his mo at Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre where he works.
The usually clean-shaven newlywed and father-to-be considers the
day he found a lump on one of is testicles to be one of the
scariest of his life.
Luckily for him it turned out to be a false alarm, but Dave
wanted to raise awareness and encourage more men to check
Dave, who also works as a part-time firefighter, said he has
enjoyed growing his moustache.
He said: "As a part-time fireman my aim is to save lives, I
would love to think that I have helped to raise awareness of
testicular cancer and may have saved more people and their families
from suffering this disease."
The facial fuzz efforts
of Jason Patrick and the Kent Gringoes team
Movember brothers from the team Kent Gringos
have raised £150 so far through their mo-growing efforts.
However, team leader Jason Patrick says he cannot wait to shave
his mo off.
Dad-of-three Jason said: "I will be shaving it off straight away
- as soon as I can in fact.”
The Kent Gringo team also comprises Simon Powell, Alister
Gilfillan, Paul Harris, Simon Blackdwarf and Mark
Staff at the Tesco Metro
in Canterbury with their taches
Supermarket staff tached in on £1,000 for male health
charities with 25 employees taking part in Movember.
Staff at Tesco Metro, in Gravel Walk,
Canterbury, agreed to grow or wear a stick-on moustache in
store throughout the month in a bid to help the causes.
Store manager Richard Mills said a barber will start wet shaving
the participants today in the foyer.
He said: "There has been nothing but laughter in the store. The
customers have found it quite funny. It has been the biggest thing
my staff have ever got involved in."
Anton Antoni, Andy Crump,
James Amos and Aaron Dawkins at Men's Style in Deal High Street
Hairdresser Aaron Dawkins, who owns Men's Style by
Aaron in Deal High Street, supported Movember
– along with staff members Andy Crump, James Amos and
As part of the fun, they dressed as a Mexican, a
musketeer, a pirate and as Freddie Mercury to encourage clients and
passers-by to donate as much money as possible.
Mr Dawkins said: "The customers think it's great. They're having
a good laugh and we've put posters up too encouraging them to talk
to us and have a laugh."
Peter Whatmore, Tom
Jeffery and Stephen Eddleston-McGrath from Moat Homes
Staff at housing association Moat Homes were
delighted with their efforts for Movember.
Peter Whatmore, Tom Jeffery and Stephen Eddleston-McGrath
proudly sported their facial hair for the charity at their
headquarters in Dartford's Crossways Business Park.
Reporter Tim Collins led
the KM Group Movember team
And even at the KM Group's, staff were
keen to let their upper lip hair grow in support of male cancer
Ashford reporter and KM Group team captain Tim Collins lead a
team comprising Folkestone reporter Sam Lennon, Dartford and
Gravesend chief reporter Thom Morris and advertising executive Ben
Tim said: "With Movember almost at a close, the gents
taking part across the KM group are now faced with the decision
whether to keep their upper lips adorned with their marvellous
Advertising executive Ben
Watson's mo received many favourable comments
"The decision will be easy for some, but the fruits of their
labours have been varied.
"I can't speak for everyone else but it's certainly been an
"My own personal mo seemed to reach a critical mass at around
week two, with not much progress since then.
"For advertising executive Ben Watson, the resulting growth
would make any US trucker worth their beer soaked t-shirt doff
their cap in appreciation.
"It all proved too much for Gravesend reporter Thom Morris, and
his Mo has been MIA since the start of the third week.
Reporter Sam Lennon took
part in Movember for the KM Group
"I've had more than my fair share of funny looks in the street
and a few comments from people, particularly on nights out.
"One bloke even asked me if I was a massive Freddie Mercury fan
– make of that what you will.
"Whatever the case, our exploits have so far raised more than
£300, and with the last official day of fundraising today, we're
hoping readers will help us with one final push before the
final count takes place in the next week or two.
"We appreciate that times are tough for everyone, but it
couldn't be easier to donate, and even a £1 donation would make a
"Simply follow the link here: http://uk.movember.com/team/571977,
click on donate to team, and follow the instructions to pay via
paypal or card."
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