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Fundraisers across the county celebrate the culmination of their top lip topiary today as Movember draws to end.

And it's not just men who have been sporting facial hair this month.

There were moustaches all round at Headcorn Primary School.

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Reporter Graham Stothard, prior to waxing
Reporter Graham Stothard, prior to waxing

The school’s three male members of staff grew their own, but the children and female staff joined in either by wearing false moustaches or painting one on their faces.

Teacher Alison Fisher said: “We all had a lot of fun and we’ve raised over £100 in donations for the Movember Foundation, which supports men’s health issues.

“It was the first time the school held a Movember event, but it’s unlikely to be the last.”

Staff at BayPoint health club in Sandwich hosted a month of fundraising activities for Movember.

Maddie Absolom and Shami Hampshire at Baypoint in Sandwich
Maddie Absolom and Shami Hampshire at Baypoint in Sandwich

Every Monday and Tuesday of the club held a spinathon in reception with one member of staff on the exercise bike all day.

Tony Harrison, owner of BayPoint, said: “Movember is a great example of raising awareness of men’s health in a fun way.

“All our staff at BayPoint believe in our vision and play an active role in delivering good advice and service effectively and have all embraced the activities we have planned for Movember 2014.”

Video: Watch reporter Graham Stothard get his moustache waxed

The KM Group charted the efforts of reporter Graham Stothard as he did his best to grow a moustache - and then volunteered to have a waxed off by kmfm DJ Rob Wills.

Movember is an annual campaign which sees men growing their facial hair to raise money and raise awareness of some of the health problems they face including prostate and testicular cancer.

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