End of the line for Sidmouth’s moustaches

It’s D-Day for Sidmouth’s moustachioed men as a month-long campaign to raise money and awareness of male cancers comes to an end.

The annual ‘Movember’ event, where chaps grow an upper-lip appendage for charity, finishes today, and local barber Phil Weaver is offering of a free-cutthroat shave to any hirsute residents who have completed the challenge.

Run by the Movember Foundation, the aim of the charity is ‘to change the face of male cancers’, by getting men around the world to grow moustaches during November, encouraging people to donate money to treatment and research and better understand the diseases involved.

Mr Weaver has arranged for a party at the Volunteer Inn this afternoon until 8pm to celebrate the achievements of the Sidmouth men who took part, and will shave off the carefully crafted ‘mo’ of anyone registered on uk.movember.com.

If you took part in Movember and helped raise money and awareness then we want to hear from you at the Herald.

Send pictures and details of your moustache growing, and any events you held to celebrate a month of funky facial hair, to alain.tolhurst@archant.co.uk.